Plant Care Aloysia citrodora

Aloysia citrodora

Also known as

Lemon verbena and Lemon beebrush


Aloysia citriodora

How to care for Aloysia citrodora


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

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Aloysia citrodora

Aloysia citrodora

Aloysia citrodora

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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