Plant Care Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle

Also known as

Lemon Scented Myrtle and Lemon Scented Ironwood

Taxonomy

Backhousia citriodora
Backhousia
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Lemon Myrtle

💦 Water

How often to water your Lemon Myrtle

Water needs for Lemon Myrtle
0.5 cups
every 7

Lemon Myrtle needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Lemon Myrtle

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Lemon Myrtle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lemon Myrtle: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lemon Myrtle 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 Lemon Myrtle in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lemon Myrtle

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Lemon Myrtle is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Lemon Myrtle Water Frequency →

Lemon Myrtle Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lemon Myrtle may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Lemon Myrtle Light Requirements →

Lemon Myrtle Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 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.

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