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Care of the plant Nepeta teydea or Canary Catmint.

Care of the plant Nepeta teydea or Canary Catmint

The genus Nepeta, family Lamiaceae, comprises about 250 species of herbaceous plants native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some species and hybrids are: Nepeta teydea, Nepeta tuberosa, Nepeta cataria, Nepeta × faassenii, Nepeta grandiflora, Nepeta curviflora, Nepeta nepetella.

Common name: Canary Catmint. This species is native to the Canary Islands.

They are herbaceous perennial and aromatic plants that branch from the base and reach 1 meter (3.28 feet) in height when they flower. The oblong-lanceolate leaves have a velvety texture and a grayish-green color. The small blue, lilac or white tubular flowers appear on long erect spikes. They bloom in summer.

They are used on dry and sunny slopes, in rockeries and borders and borders. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens. The leaves have anti-catarrhal, hypoglycemic and diuretic properties.

The Nepeta teydea needs full sun exposure and a warm, dry climate. They do not resist frost.

They grow in any type of soil that has good drainage, be it stony, sandy or rocky.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely. They have good resistance to drought.

They do not need fertilizer.

Prune wilted inflorescences after the flowering period.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring and by cuttings in summer or fall.

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Nepeta teydea
Nepeta teydea
Nepeta teydea