Throughout this new blog post we will talk about what aromatic plants are , which are the most popular species and what are the most outstanding characteristics of each of them.A complete analysis that will surely make you get the itch for this type of vegetation.
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The four most popular aromatic plants
As their name indicates, aromatic plants are those that give off a smell, usually intense and pleasant .
Depending on the species, this aroma resides in the leaves or flowers.
Trees, bushes, herbs or flowers.
Aromatic plants are varied and very different.
They are mainly used for cooking, making liquors, making perfumes and are even part of various medicines.
It is this last use that has always been present in our society.
Traditionally, this type of vegetation has been used to develop essential oils present in medical and therapeutic treatments.
And they were believed to be magical!
How to grow aromatic plants
These types of plants grown indoors need at least six hours of light , the more light they receive the better, so placing them next to a window is the ideal location. Outdoors, plants proliferate much better since they have all the necessary light at their fingertips and in a more direct way.
Drainage in this type of plants is essential. Indoor aromatic plants or outdoor aromatic plants do not like excess water at all.
As we have already said, outdoors is the best location for this type of plants. But placing them indoors is no impediment to their cultivation.
A rare name if there is one, is the scientific name of Rosemary , a shrub species native to Mediterranean areas.This plant is a shrub with evergreen foliage and a woody stem.
Lavandula or lavender , is a genus of plants that includes about 60 different species. It is one of the most used plants for the production of perfumes and colognes.Its leaves are evergreen, that is, they remain green throughout the year.
The substrate better be alkaline , so it will develop in all its splendor. This must have good drainage, so if the soil is sandy, much better. Lavender does not tolerate waterlogging.
It tolerates long periods of drought, however, it is preferable to water it in moderation . Once a week in the hot months will be enough. Let the substrate dry between waterings.
It does not have to be paid . An excess of fertilizer can have negative consequences on flowering, it can even lose its aroma.
Thyme, grown as a seasoning
Thyme is a genus of aromatic herbs that includes around 350 different species.
Blooms in spring.
The flowers develop in terminal clusters and are generally violet (very rarely white). When thyme is in flower, it is extremely beautiful.
It gives off a pleasant smell that increases with rubbing.
It’s not frost-tolerant, so protect it from freezing temperatures. Be mindful of limited watering as excess can be harmful, and ensure fertilization in both spring and autumn. Propagation can be done through seeds or cuttings.
It is the largest genus in the Lamiaceae family . They are herbs with perennial foliage (they stay green even in the dry season) and annual, toothed, pinnate or entire. Its stems are angular.
Its leaves are aromatic and have a grayish green color.
Sage blooms in late spring . The inflorescences develop in racemes that, in turn, produce flowers that are usually blue in color. .Its cultivation is very simple . Sage has the following needs:
Light: full sun throughout the year, protecting it in the hottest season (summer).
Heavy frosts have negative consequences.
Soils : prefers dry, light and calcareous substrates.
The land must have good drainage (excess moisture is very negative)