Laurus Noblis - Bay Leaf or Sweet Bay Plant
This culinary favorite is used extensively in French, Italian, Spanish and Creole cooking. It's easily grown in ground or container. Bay Laurel can be shaped into hedge for topiary form or grown as a small tree. Native to the southern Mediterranean region, it's commercially grown for its aromatic leaves.
For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.
6-8', Smaller in Container
2-4 times weekly in the growing season (March to August)
16-2-12 or 16-10-10
Pandanus amaryllifolius - Pandanus Leaf Plant
Pandanus amaryllifolius - Pandan leaf - Asian cooking herb. This rare tropical is commonly used in Thai and other asian cooking to enhance flavor in foods including rice and cake dishes. It's nutty fragrance and flavor lends authenticity to same. With origins in Vietnam, this plant is not commonly found in the US. Fan shaped, narrow leaves make this an excellent fill in plant for your tropical plantings.
Plant in partial shade or filtered sun for best results. Average water requirements. Well draining soil preferred, but can be soil tolerant. Zones 8-11.