Lemon Balm - Live Plant


Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

4in pot size

Lemon balm is strong lemon scented perennial herb. Bees love the flowers and when in bloom it attract loads of beneficial insects. The leaves make tasty herbal tea as well.

Plant in a location with partial to full sunlight. Lemon Balm prefers well-lit areas but tolerates some shade.

Well-draining loamy soil is ideal.

Keep the soil consistently moist. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.

Provide one plus foot spacing between plants, as Lemon Balm can spread.

Feed with a balanced fertilizer to support healthy growth. Lemon Balm is not a heavy feeder.

Regularly harvest leaves for culinary or medicinal use. This helps to encourage a bushier growth.

Harvest leaves as needed throughout the growing season. The leaves can be used fresh or dried herbal teas, culinary dishes, or essential oils.

Pests and Diseases:
Watch for aphids or spider mites, and treat promptly if necessary.

Culinary Uses:
Lemon Balm is popular for its lemony flavor and is used in teas, salads, desserts, and as a garnish for various dishes.

Medicinal Uses:
Lemon Balm has a long history of traditional medicinal uses.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-7 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are we organic?

Although we aren't certified organic we use only organic practices we no use of pesticides or insecticides.

Sizing details:

Pot size - 3in, 4in or 5in (based on listing)
Plant height - 6+ inches

Shipping from our nursery to you:

We ship on Monday & Tuesdays according to climatic conditions to ensure your plants arrive in a timely manner for proper care, without unnecessary time spent in their dark box.

Where we cannot ship to:

At this time we are not able to fulfill orders outside of the U.S. due to agriculture regulations.
We also do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska because of their distance from our nursery and the sensitive nature of the plants we ship.

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