Rosemary plant

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Salvia rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary, is a shrub with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Until 2017, it was known by the scientific name Rosmarinus officinalis, now a synonym.
SpeciesS. rosmarinus
KingdomPlantae
GenusSalvia
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Description

Rosemary is a fragrant herb with needle-like leaves, belonging to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It’s native to the Mediterranean region but is now grown worldwide. Rosemary is a popular culinary herb, known for its aromatic flavor and versatility in cooking. Its distinct pine-like aroma and slightly bitter, woody taste make it a favorite ingredient in various dishes, including roasted meats, vegetables, soups, and bread.

Apart from its culinary uses, rosemary has also been used for its potential health benefits. It contains several compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a common ingredient in natural remedies and herbal medicine. Additionally, rosemary essential oil is used in aromatherapy for its uplifting and stimulating effects on the mind and body.

Rosemary is relatively easy to grow and can thrive in various climates, making it a popular choice for home gardens. It’s a perennial herb, meaning it can survive for several years with proper care

Rosemary can be grown successfully in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but it requires careful attention to certain factors due to the region’s hot and arid climate. Here are some tips for growing rosemary in the UAE:

  1. Sunlight: Rosemary thrives in full sunlight, so choose a location in your garden or balcony where the plant will receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Ensure that the plant is protected from excessive heat, especially during the hottest part of the day.
  2. Soil: Rosemary prefers well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Sandy or sandy-loam soil types are well-suited for rosemary cultivation. If your soil is heavy or clay-like, consider amending it with sand or organic matter to improve drainage.
  3. Watering: While rosemary is drought-tolerant once established, it still requires regular watering, especially during the hotter months in the UAE. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain soil moisture.
  4. Temperature: Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region and is well-suited to warm climates. It can tolerate high temperatures but may struggle in extreme heat. Consider providing some shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in the summer months.
  5. Protection from Wind: In the UAE, strong winds can be common, especially in open areas. Planting rosemary near a windbreak, such as a wall or fence, can help protect the plant from strong winds, which can cause damage and stress.
  6. Pruning: Regular pruning is important for promoting bushy growth and maintaining the shape of the plant. Prune rosemary in the spring or early summer to encourage new growth and remove any dead or damaged branches.
  7. Pests and Diseases: Rosemary is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but it can still be affected by issues such as spider mites, powdery mildew, and root rot. Monitor the plant regularly for signs of pests or disease and take appropriate action if necessary.
  8. Container Gardening: If you’re concerned about the harsh outdoor conditions, consider growing rosemary in containers. This allows you to control the growing environment more easily and move the plant indoors during extreme weather conditions.

By providing the right growing conditions and care, you can successfully cultivate rosemary in the UAE, enjoying its aromatic foliage and culinary uses throughout the year

Note:Flowering plants only blossom naturally in their respective seasons. Fruit-bearing plants only produce fruits naturally during their growing seasons. All plants sold are naturally vary in colors/sizes from the exact images illustrated above.)

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Large 40 Cm, Medium 25 Cm, Small 12 Cm

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