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Care of the plant Origanum majorana or Marjoram.

Care of the plant Origanum majorana or Marjoram

The genus Origanum, family Lamiaceae, comprises 20 species of aromatic plants native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Origanum majorana, Origanum vulgare, Origanum laevigatum, Origanum amanum.

Common names: Marjoram, Sweet marjoram, Pot marjoram, Knotted marjoram. This species is native to Eastern Mediterranean, Western Asia and Arabian Peninsula.

They are hairy herbaceous plants with a creeping bearing whose base of the stem becomes woody with age and reaches 30 cm (11.8") in height. The leaves are small, oval, deep green in color and velvety in texture. They produce tiny white flowers. They bloom from late summer to early fall.

They are used in orchards, in aromatic plant gardens, in pots, on rockeries and on slopes. If they are used as a condiment, trim the branches after flowering and dry them in a dry and ventilated place. Store in jars to use in the kitchen.

The Origanum majorana needs full sun exposure and warm climates. They do not resist frost.

They can grow in dry or poor soils that are well drained. Planting or transplanting is done in early spring.

Water moderately waiting until the substrate has completely dried.

Do not use fertilizers.

Prune intensively when the base has become woody.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases if there is not excess watering.

They are propagated from seed sown in spring or by semi-woody cuttings in summer or fall.

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Origanum majorana
Origanum majorana
Origanum majorana