Eucalyptus Plant Is Living Aromatherapy

The Eucalyptus plant (cinerea) with its fragrant properties and coin-shaped foliage makes a wonderful addition to your indoor environment, especially in the bedroom and bathroom.

It is very attractive with silvery blue-green aromatic leaves which give off the aroma of menthol. This cooling, refreshing minty fragrance soothes the respiratory tract gently opening your nasal passages and aids in breathing.

With the increase airflow, you are able to receive a more restful night's sleep. 

The plant originated in Australia and is also called the argyle-apple or the silver dollar tree. Although this fast-growing tree can get to heights of 75 to 150 feet outdoors, properly pruning it when young to allows it to be trained to be grown as an indoor plant. The plant has tiny, white flowers that grow in clusters measuring up one inch.

This tree can be grown in a container and maintained as a shrub on your patio. This plant likes to be set outside in summer as it likes heat; however, you must remember to bring it back indoors before the first autumn frost falls.

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This plant is not only beautiful and fragrant but its oil also has medicinal properties to add to creams for applications on the chest for bronchial congestion.  In addition, the vapors from the steam inhalations aids in treating coughs and asthma. You can also inhale the the steam for sore throat and other bacterial infections of the bronchial tubes.

It also makes a very effective remedy to keep mosquitoes away.  Using natural ingredients is always a better choice the keep the pests away.

 Eucalyptus Oil Uses In Saunas

The plant is also magnificent in the bathroom as it is a natural deodorizer with antiseptic, air cleaning, and de-stressing properties as well.  Turn on the shower and your bath becomes a sauna when the steam from the essential oils infuse the room. The inhalations trigger chemicals in the brain to relieve stress and ease congestion. As long as you have this plant, your bath can always be a very relaxing, stress-free place with living aromatherapy.

Eucalyptus Plant Care

You can have this amazing trending Eucalyptus plant in your home to add color and freshness. It a low maintenance plants that likes heat and lots of sunlight.

  • Plant it in well-drained potting soil. 
  • Provide your plant at least six hours of sunlight per day.
  • Apply a slow-release fertilizer once a month.
  • Water plant thoroughly to avoid wilting.

In order for you to provide the best lighting,  place plant in front of a south facing window.  Make sure your fertilizer it is low phosphorous as Eucalyptus does not handle phosphorous well.  Be sure to water when the top layer (1 inch down) of soil is dry, then drain off the excess and never allow plant to sit in water because this will cause root rot. 

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