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Lemon Balm

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Food plant (leaves)

Character: Perennial with the scent of lemon with a hint of mint

Safe for pets? Yes

Varieties:

  • Melissa officinalis
  • Melissa officinalis ‘All Gold’ (syn. ‘Golden’)
  • Melissa officinalis ‘Aurea’ (syn. ‘Variegata’)
  • Melissa officinalis ‘Citronella’
  • Melissa officinalis ‘Compacta’
  • Melissa officinalis ‘Lime’
  • Melissa officinalis ‘Quedlinburger Niederliegende’ (syn. ‘Quedlinburger’)

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Small, whitish, slightly raised spots that turn reddish orange or brown on the underside of the leaves: Overwaterring
  • Tip of the leave staring to yellow starting and eventually, leaves will curl and die: Over-fertilizing

Pests: