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Henna

Lawsonia invermis

Used since ancient times to color hair, skin, nails, and fabric; henna produces an orange to brown dye. The waxy green leaves, stems, and pink, yellow, or white flowers are used in perfumes. Henna also makes a good houseplant. Germinate in moist paper towels in the refrigerator for four days and then transfer to a warm spot. 50 seeds.

 

Planting

Perennial, Hardy to zone 10 

Germination: 7-14 days, 

Seed Planting Depth:on surface, lightly press in

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in freezer for 4-5 days; then provide 70-75 degree temperatures until germination. Place germinated seeds in small pots so they can grow into larger seedlings.

Light  Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Average, well drained

Uses:  ornamental, houseplant 

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