Plant Care Aloysia citrodora
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Aloysia citrodora

Also known as

Lemon verbena and Lemon beebrush

Taxonomy

Aloysia citriodora
Aloysia
Verbenaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Aloysia citrodora

Water

How often to water your Aloysia citrodora

Water needs for Aloysia citrodora
0.5 cups
every 9

Aloysia citrodora needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aloysia citrodora

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Aloysia citrodora in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aloysia citrodora: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aloysia citrodora love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Aloysia citrodora does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aloysia citrodora in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aloysia citrodora

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aloysia citrodora: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aloysia citrodora after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Aloysia citrodora is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Aloysia citrodora

Aloysia citrodora

Aloysia citrodora


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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