Plant Care Baptisia Australis

Baptisia Australis

Also known as

Blue Wild Indigo, Blue Wild Indigo, Blue wild indigo and Blue false indigo


Baptisia australis

How to care for Baptisia Australis


How often to water your Baptisia Australis

Water needs for Baptisia Australis
0.5 cups
every 9

Baptisia Australis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.

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 Baptisia Australis

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Baptisia Australis in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Growing Baptisia Australis in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Baptisia Australis in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Baptisia Australis in Austin, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 23.3% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Baptisia Australis in Austin, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Austin is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Blue Wild Indigo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Baptisia Australis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Baptisia Australis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.

Baptisia Australis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Baptisia Australis

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

When to repot Baptisia Australis

Nutrient needs for plant Baptisia Australis in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 26th, 2023

The growing potential in Austin is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Baptisia Australis

Baptisia Australis

Baptisia Australis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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