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Discussion in 'HortForum' started by Jonathanchuachua, Oct 12, 2018.
The middle stem started browning. Should I cut the brown parts and use the tips as cuttings?
You could, but you don't have to. Do you know what sort of lavender you have? You're too tropical for Lavendula angustifolia to survive the summer. You could possibly keep it alive if it's Spanish lavender or Lavendula stoechas. The brown color is naturally occurring and not a sign of anything wrong. If you cut it just above a node, you should be able to get a branching of a few more shoots. Then of course you could try rooting the top. Just remember to keep the pot on the cool side, and probably filtered sun. Not too wet and not too rich a soil, either. In your area and mine it is hard to strike a balance of enough water to keep the pot cool, and enough drought to satisfy the plant. I found the larger the pot, the better.
Isn't lavender a shrub, so the stems should go brown and harden up? I'm not sure what we're seeing in the photo, but I'm wondering if it's just the way it's supposed to grow.
Based from the supplier, it is an English lavender. I got worried because the middle stem turned brown and the proximal leaves were slowly turning grey. Will try to add cloth on top of the lavender to decrease the sunlight intensity. I placed in on a direct sunglight for 6 hours since it rained the previously.
The brownung started in the middle part. The lower ones didn't turn brown.
Looks pretty normal to me. We want them to look like they do in more temperate areas, but English lavender, the Lavendula angustifolia I mentioned, is going to be difficult to grow for you. I've given up on them completely and will only do Spanish lavender in the future. This may limp along like this for a while if you are lucky.