If a bush or a laurel tree lives in the house, it means that fresh laurel is always present in the food of the family. One can talk about the benefits of bay leaves for a long time, but one thing is clear: they are fresh, much healthier and tastier than dried ones. And what a spicy, delicate and fresh scent comes from laurel noble! For this reason alone, you need to start a laurel tree at home. This plant, unlike a lemon, is unpretentious and wonderfully adapts to life on a windowsill.
Laurel can be grown in two ways. The first, the most reliable - rooting of green branches from the uterine bush. To do this, cut a branch 20-25 cm long (cut sharp and oblique), then it is placed in a glass of water and covered with a plastic bag to increase humidity and create a kind of "mini-hothouse". A couple of times a day during the first week you need to spray the branches with a spray bottle. In this case, the branches rooted in 100% of cases.
The second, no less popular method, which gives a 90% guarantee of germination, is rooting of laurel seeds. In the autumn, large black fruits are formed in the trees of laurel that grow in the Crimea and in the Krasnodar Territory - single-seeded drupes. They should be planted as soon as possible after gathering from the tree in pots and watered. If your friends or relatives are going to rest in the south, you can ask them to collect black and blue laurel fruit. Seeds sprout on the sunny side and grow into a wonderful, unpretentious and very useful tree.