Marwa is the plant with the fragrant foliage. The Greeks called this plant Joy of the mountain and used it to make wreaths and garlands for weddings and funerals.
What makes it special:
- Marjoram attracts bees and butterflies.
- Marjoram is sufficiently attractive to make an excellent border planting for a garden.
- This keeps its full flavor even when dried.
Origanum Majorana has thin, gray-green leaves and in early summer, small, white to pink flowers appear along the stem. The flavor of the leaves are similar to oregano, but sweeter.Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is easy to grow herb well suited for growing in containers as well as the garden.
Marjoram plants are tender perennials, freezing temperatures will cause serious injury or death to the plants.
||12 inch (30 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 60 centimeter
Planting and care
More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch. As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Do not over-water the plant.Apply water preferably in morning or evening.Application of Fertilizer Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. . During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
Origanum Majorana care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
||Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content
||20 to 30 degree Celsius
||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
Origanum Majorana special feature
Marwa leaves are used as fresh or dried and lend a spicy, sweet, almost piney flavour that compliments vegetables.
Origanum Majorana uses
- It makes an excellent container or border plant
- It is used for culinary purpose