Plant Care Japanese laurel
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Japanese laurel

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Japanese laurel has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Japanese laurel has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Spotted laurel, Japanese aucuba and Gold dust plant

Taxonomy

Aucuba japonica
Aucuba
Garryaceae
Garryales

How to care for Japanese laurel

Water

How often to water your Japanese laurel

Water needs for Japanese laurel
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese laurel 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 Japanese laurel

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 Japanese laurel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese laurel: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Japanese laurel may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Japanese laurel

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

Care Summary for Japanese laurel

Japanese laurel

Japanese laurel


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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

Japanese laurel has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Japanese laurel has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Japanese laurel has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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