Plant Care Common Fringe Myrtle

Common Fringe Myrtle

Also known as

Calycothrix behriana, Calycothrix billardierei, Calycothrix brunioides, Calycothrix curtophylla, Calycothrix diversifolia, Calycothrix glabra, Calycothrix glabra ciliata, Calycothrix glabra glaberrima, Calycothrix glabra virgata, Calycothrix leucantha, Calycothrix monticola, Calycothrix muelleri, Calycothrix scabra, Calycothrix scabra minor, Calycothrix schlechtendalii, Calycothrix squarrosa, Calycothrix sullivani, Calycothrix sullivanii, Calycothrix virgata, Calytrix behriana, Calytrix billardierei, Calytrix brunioides, Calytrix curtophylla, Calytrix diversifolia, Calytrix ericoides, Calytrix flavescens curtophylla, Calytrix glabra, Calytrix leucantha, Calytrix mitchellii, Calytrix monticola, Calytrix muelleri, Calytrix propinqua, Calytrix pubescens, Calytrix rosea, Calytrix scabra, Calytrix schlechtendahlii, Calytrix squarrosa, Calytrix sullivanii, Calytrix tetraptera and Calytrix virgata


Calytrix tetragona

How to care for Common Fringe Myrtle

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Fringe Myrtle

Water needs for Common Fringe Myrtle
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Fringe Myrtle 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Fringe Myrtle in your home

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

Common Fringe 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 Common Fringe Myrtle in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Fringe Myrtle

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

Care Summary for Common Fringe Myrtle

Common Fringe Myrtle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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