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Mar 8, 2012

Laurel: cultivation, care, soil and needs

The Laurel is an aromatic plant widely used in different regions of the world but is also used as an ornamental plant especially in the Mediterranean. Its versatility in the forms of culture makes this plant ideal for growing in different environments is in the open or in pots. Grow as bushes and shrubs with leaves of dark green conifers with many glands that give the laurel that odor.

For the cultivation of Laurel specific techniques are not required as it grows in both sun and in shaded places. It can be planted in the garden of the house, a garden, in pots and are well suited to long road to compliance with some basic requirements.

The ideal temperature for Laurel is those of the Mediterranean, meaning warm. Low temperatures under zero degree Celcius are supported by a short space of time. Besides the strong air currents make the Laurel dies because it does not support them. As for water, does not need much watering, irrigation must be a shallow and moderate in spring and summer. Excess water can be another cause of death of Laurel.

How to care for the Laurel?
You have to prune it every year, especially in spring. The payment for the Laurel should be very presence of liquid nitrogen and placed only in the spring and summer. The fertilizer should be in the other stations should be discontinued fertilizer.

To prevent the Laurel wilt and die you must avoid excess water. This is the main killer of this aromatic plant. Also the presence of insects may have consequences in the Laurel. For example, scales may cause red spots appear on the back of the leaves. Sometimes, the leaves may turn yellow, then the cause could be a lack of water so it is best to moderate watering. For other kinds of insects such as aphids, it is best recommended to use chemicals and apply as directed.

The Laurel is a beautiful aromatic plant that is also useful for spice and flavor to meals. It is always good to have bay leaves on hand to make a rich sauce for example.