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Care of the plant Limonium sinuatum or Statice.

Care of the plant Limonium sinuatum or Statice

The genus Limonium, family Plumbaginaceae, comprises 300 species of annual plants and subshrubs native to the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Limonium sinuatum, Limonium vulgare, Limonium latifolium, Limonium algarvense, Limonium incanum, Limonium bellidifolium, Limonium bourgeaui, Limonium bonduellii, Limonium suworowii.

Common names: Statice, Sea lavender, Notch leaf marsh rosemary, Sea pink, Wavyleaf sea lavender.

They are perennial herbaceous plants that reach 40 cm in height. They have oval and oblong-lanceolate basal leaves. The flowers appear in clusters at the end of slender stems and can be purple, blue, white, yellow, lilac, red, orange or pink. They bloom during the summer and early fall.

These easy-to-grow plants are used to create clumps in the garden and in pots for balconies and terraces. They are ideal for gardens by the sea. They are also used as a cut flower for its long duration.

Limonium sinuatum needs full sun exposure and average annual temperatures between 15-25ºC.

They can grow in any type of well-drained soil. Planting is done in spring or autumn.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to be dry. Increase irrigation in summer and reduce it in winter. They are quite resistant to drought.

Fertilize every 15 days with mineral fertilizer from mid-spring to late summer.

Prune off wilted flower stems.

They are rustic plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate from seeds sown in spring at 15 ºC and by division.

Images of the plant Limonium sinuatum or Statice

Limonium sinuatum
Limonium sinuatum
Limonium sinuatum
Limonium sinuatum
Limonium sinuatum
Limonium bourgeaui
Limonium bourgeaui
Limonium bourgeaui
Limonium bourgeaui
Limonium algarvense
 

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