Lavender prefers alkaline, sandy, well-drained soil. It loves sunny locations and dry conditions. Lavender is very tolerant of droughts. Lavender plant does not like having its feet wet for long periods of time. Wet winters and high summer humidity can cause problems for your plant. Lavender benefits from a good watering when first planted, but once established it can survive on very little water.
Lavender plant needs to be pruned in spring and autumn to encourage new growth and keep it compact. Prune lightly to promote branching, especially in spring once your Lavender shows new growth.
Lavender can be grown in a pot but it requires space to grow in and spread – select a large pot. Potted soil must be the same as ground soil. In the summer, pots may be put out in the sun.
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