Plant Care Aucuba Japonica

Aucuba Japonica

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Aucuba Japonica has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Aucuba Japonica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Aucuba Japonica

Spotted laurel is a woody, broadleaf, evergreen shrub with variegated leaves. It is native to East Asia and Japan, but has become well adapted to the Southeastern United States. It grows 6 to 10 feet tall, unless pruned shorter. It can be propagated by seed or stem cutting.

Taxonomy

Aucuba japonica
Aucuba
Garryaceae
Garryales

Also known as

Japanese Laurel, Japanese Laurel, Spotted laurel, Japanese aucuba and Gold dust plant

How to care for Aucuba Japonica

Water

How often to water your Aucuba Japonica

Water needs for Aucuba Japonica
0.5 cups
every 9

Aucuba Japonica 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 Aucuba Japonica

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Japanese Laurel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aucuba Japonica: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aucuba Japonica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Aucuba Japonica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aucuba Japonica

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aucuba Japonica: 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 Aucuba Japonica after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Aucuba Japonica

Aucuba Japonica

Aucuba Japonica


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.

What other plant parents say

Aucuba Japonica has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Aucuba Japonica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Aucuba Japonica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Teapott73 avatar
@Teapott73
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 2,925 XP
11/28/2021

I noticed clovers growing in this pot. After researching 🥸clovers advantages and disadvantages, it appears the soils PH level is off balance. Ooh no,, Shakira’s soil maybe lacking nitrogen 🥺. I’m sure that other have gone through a similar situation. Did you keep or pull the clover?? I’m leaning towards pulling them because it is such a beautiful plant. Can someone share the best fertilizer supplement to rectify this problem.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kynleet_230 avatar
@Kynleet_230
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Angleton, TX
08/11/2021

❤️

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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