Mehndi, Mehandi - Plant
Common name: Myrtus communis
Color: White with yellow-tipped stamens
Bloom time: May to July
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
If it’s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils (e.g., Madonna lilies). Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- The mulch should feel moist but not wet.
- Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
- Keep moist in winter.
- Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch.
- Stake tall lilies.
Specimen. Foundation plantings. Hedge or screen. Patio planters. Containers. Houseplant.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Watch for scale, thrips and spider mites.
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