5 Pack Lemon Balm 'Melissa Officinalis' Herb Plant Organic Fragrant

Regular price $4.89

  • 5 Pack starters (from the root) Organically grown by Appalachian Emporium
  • Leaves and roots present
  • Very fragrant, great for tea either fresh or dried
  • 100% organic
  • Clusters of tiny white flowers appear in late summer

You will receive 5 starters (from the root) off the mother plant,and may range in size from 4-6". The plants thrive easily and it's how we've been spreading it for years on our property. You will get actual plants with roots and leaves present. They will be bare root plants with the roots wrapped and protected. It's common for roots to travel 4 feet in one season. Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/W. These prefer sun to part shade.

Read about the amazing health benefits of Lemon Balm 12 Reasons Everyone Should Grow Lemon Balm

Lichen

These do not require any special planting. Simply place on top of your soil and mist with a spring water (or non-chlorinated) every few days. These do best when kept out of direct sunlight, especially during the hotter hours of the day.  Clean air is essential for these to live. They will not thrive in a smoky or contaminated environment.  Also note that these grow at a very slow rate, most only 1/4-1/2" per year, if that. 

 

Moss

Keep moss damp. Moisten every 3-5 days if inside.  Avoid full direct sun for more than 6 hours. Cooler morning sun provides the best results, with shade in the heat of the day.

Tip: Rain water can be caught in a vessel and put into a NEW CLEAN spray bottle for natural watering.

 

Succulent Care

Succulents do best in well-drained soil. The addition of grit or sharp sand will improve porosity & drainage.  After planting, water once a week. New plants should be well established in 5-6 weeks.

Visit the Cactus Succulent Society for very detailed care information. A great resource!

 

Mini-Terrarium Instructions

Place a small clump of moss in container first, then place the smaller lichen as preferred to fill in or add detail. Tweezers or a skewer can be helpful in placing and arranging. Water well then add a few drops of spring water (or non-chlorinated) every few days.

 

Seedling Care

Depending on the time of year, your seedlings may or may not have leaves. Care of the roots is most important at this time, keep them moist until time for planting.