Hi, I am
Hi, I am Marina!
You probably know me as the Limonium. Maybe my little sister, the Limonium Statice, looks familiar to you too. Commonly, I am also called the Sea Lavender. With my purple flowers and coarse leaves with salt crystals, I am a surprising sight, because I can glisten in the sun because of these crystals! My flowers also attract many bees and butterflies.
I originate from a wide area, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Mediterranean and the Caucasus. With my nickname, the Sea Lavender, you can probably imagine that I am a real coastal plant. If you live by the sea and regularly have to deal with the salty, rough sea breeze, I am your best friend. Don't live by the sea? No problem at all! I also do very well in the country side or urban areas.
Where should you place me?
I prefer to be in a light place, but beware of the intense midday sun. I can stand a bit of wind!
What do I like?
I like a regular sip of water, and I also like to get some plant food once a month. Outside the flowering season, I don't need any fertilizer and less water.
Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.
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