Plant Care Common Lavender

Common Lavender

4.4 out of 5 (63 experiences)

Common Lavender has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Common Lavender has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

English Lavender, English Lavender, Narrow-Leaved Lavender and lavender


Lavandula angustifolia

How to care for Common Lavender


How often to water your Common Lavender

Water needs for Common Lavender
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Lavender 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 Common Lavender

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for English Lavender in your home

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

Common Lavender 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.

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How to fertilize Common Lavender

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

Care Summary for Common Lavender

Common Lavender

Common Lavender

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.

What other plant parents say

Common Lavender has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 22
Common Lavender has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 22
Common Lavender has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 18
Common Lavender has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
Common Lavender has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Common Lavender has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Common Lavender has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Common Lavender has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Hannah avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 111 XP
globe Fort Worth, Texas

It took a while to sprout but super easy to keep up with

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 139 XP

looks and smells beautiful but i’ve always been terrible at keeping flowers alive and lavender is sadly no exception. began browning the week after i got it, i wouldn’t recommend as a starter plant

Browns easily Browns easily
Skye avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 34 XP

It’s gorgeous

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,074 XP
globe Irvine, California

I’m clearly doing things wrong.

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Addison, Ontario

Takes forever to bloom!!!

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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 307 XP

Smells amazing but easy to kill

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Houston, Texas

Not recommended for beginners. This is a very picky plant and will begin drooping if not in the right conditions. Especially if the soil does not have proper drainage. Smells very good though.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 105 XP

It’s one of my favorite herbs to make lemonade with.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 709 XP
globe Zurich, Ontario

Love the smell. A bit more challenging to keep indoors but great for a house plant or as an a addition to your garden

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globe Cheyenne, Wyoming

I just love my plant :)

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leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Olive Branch, Mississippi

smells good!

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Listowel, Ontario

They smell so good and are so pretty. They also don’t die very quick so it easy to maintain

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Sparks, Nevada

I keep my large English lavender plant outside in my backyard and I just water it when the dirt gets dry about 3 inches down. It’s been working for me so far

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Kaya avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 7 XP
globe Colorado Springs, Colorado

Likes to stay dry, hard to grow indoors

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Rachael avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
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you have to be very careful with watering, they can’t go long past the date they need to be watered or they will get droopy and they love direct sunlight

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 1,807 XP

Smells great, grows quickly and she’s easy to fill in with propagation. She needs major sun, though!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 639 XP
globe Pinellas Park, Florida

Gorgeous and easy to care for!

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 24 Plants
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globe Eau Claire, Wisconsin

It’s pretty and has magical properties

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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