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 Baltimore, Maryland.

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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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 Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

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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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Growth Pattern
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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 Baltimore, Maryland, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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