How to Prune a Lamb Ear Plant

Oct 27th

Lamb’s ear, Starchy byzantine scientifically known as, is a curly leaved plant grayish green. Produce flowers in spring and summer between white and pink. In early spring and late autumn, the plant creates a silvery ground cover that some find unpleasant. Lamb ear plant has a tendency to be invasive and often develop brown leaves near the base.

The Lamb Ear Plant
The Lamb Ear Plant

Instructions

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  1. Wash your scissors or shears with hot water to remove dirt and debris. Dry leaves scissors prior to disinfection with alcohol. Although Lamb ear plant is a hardy plant, you should take these precautions to minimize the risk of infections by pruning.
  2. Cut the brown dead leaves or the entire plant, leaving only the healthy foliage. Make the cuts about 1/4 inches (1 cm) from the body of the plant, making sure not to damage the other sheets in the process. The cut should be as small and clean as possible to reduce the time used lamb’s ear to heal. Discard the pruned leaves.
  3. Removes areas lamb ear plant that seem unattractive or plant parts that have expanded beyond their limits. It will grow back, requiring regular pruning, but this reduces the overwhelming effect of lamb’s ear may have in your garden. Cut unwanted growths as close to the soil or plant master, for maximum impact.