Perennial, herbaceous, culinary plant with highly fragrant citrus-like aroma. Grows with compact bush, so perfect for small spaces and container growing. Fresh bright green leaves posses wonderful lemony scent that goes perfectly in a wide variety of dishes & desserts. Melissa is known for its soothing, calming properties and its often used as tea. Can be used both, fresh and dried. Easy to grow with minimum care required. Suitable for indoor and outdoor growing. Grows in the same place for 3-5 years.
Growing: Year round in tropical climate; In temperate climates start the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks prior the last frost and transfer outside after the last frost is gone.
Soil: light, fertile, well-draining, preferably rich in organic matter.
Sowing depth: 0.5cm deep.
Light: partial shade. Avoid hot direct sun at all times.
Watering: regular to keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Seeds germinate within 7-14 days. Plant matures within 60-85 days.