Q. Do you have any tips for ensuring winter blooms for a Mona Lavender plant?

 I have mine sitting in the south facing window so it gets medium light and a friend suggested the soil does not like to dry out. Thank you!


Answer

Your Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' is a South African member of the mint family Lamiaceae and is triggered to bloom by the diminishing light in autumn. Your southern window position, out of the direct sunlight, is perfect but be sure that you keep it in a place where it does not get artificial light (even lamp light) indoors or from outdoors at night, if you want flowers.

Regular household temperatures above 65 degrees work fine. Water thoroughly and allow the soil to dry just one inch down before re-watering. Deahead after blooming for repeated flowering. Feed it with a standard houseplant fertilizer every other week.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information

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  • Last Updated Jan 15, 2021
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