Lavender is one of the most famous aromatic plants that we plant in pots and is a basic plant found in every garden on a balcony. There are many reasons to plant lavender in a pot, as apart from its beauty it is a plant with multiple uses. Lavender grows best in sunny locations on the balcony and is drought tolerant. We prefer a balcony with south or west exposure so that our lavenders have good growth and flowering. We plant lavender in deep pots with a diameter and height of at least 30 cm, as lavender has a strong root system that goes deep and shows rapid growth.
Lavender has low water requirements, while overwatering can cause root rot, especially if water is not properly drained from the pot. We water the potted lavender every 5 days, during the spring and autumn, and every 3 days during the summer. In terms of fertilization, we incorporate 2 tablespoons of complete compost every month from early spring to late fall to promote growth and flowering.