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Care of the plant Origanum vulgare or Oregano.

Care of the plant Origanum vulgare or Oregano

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

Common names: Oregano, Wild marjoram. This species is native to Western and Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.

They are erect plants that reach 50 cm in height. The leaves are ovate in shape and opposite; They are used as a condiment in cooking. The small white or pink flowers appear in spikes and are tubular in shape. They have digestive, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

They are used in borders, in Mediterranean rockery, in low massifs and in pots.

The Origanum vulgare needs full sun exposure (they also grow in semi-shade) and warm temperatures.

They grow in any well-drained soil that contains organic matter. Transplantation or planting is done in autumn or spring.

Water moderately throughout the year; It's a Mediterranean plant that resists lack of water better than excess.

Fertilize once with mineral fertilizer in spring.

Collect the leaves for cooking in mid-summer; dry in a ventilated and shaded place.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They reproduce by cuttings, division or by seeds in spring.

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Origanum vulgare
Origanum vulgare
 

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