Plant Care Common Lavender
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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

Taxonomy

Lavandula angustifolia
Lavandula
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Common Lavender

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Lavender in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

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
@Hannah
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 111 XP
globe Fort Worth, Texas
09/05/2021

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

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Tryingnottodrown avatar
@Tryingnottodrown
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 139 XP
07/29/2021

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
@Skye
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 34 XP
07/27/2021

It’s gorgeous

Blooms easily Blooms easily
00severijn avatar
@00severijn
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,074 XP
globe Irvine, California
07/26/2021

I’m clearly doing things wrong.

Browns easily Browns easily
Charleae avatar
@Charleae
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe Addison, Ontario
07/20/2021

Takes forever to bloom!!!

Plantaddiction avatar
@Plantaddiction
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 307 XP
06/08/2021

Smells amazing but easy to kill

Browns easily Browns easily
Vanwoes avatar
@Vanwoes
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 411 XP
globe Houston, Texas
06/05/2021

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
Suds avatar
@Suds
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 105 XP
05/26/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Cactusmomma avatar
@Cactusmomma
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 709 XP
globe Zurich, Ontario
05/24/2021

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

Oedekoven06 avatar
@Oedekoven06
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 222 XP
globe Cheyenne, Wyoming
05/23/2021

I just love my plant :)

Addi avatar
@Addi
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 114 XP
globe Olive Branch, Mississippi
05/23/2021

smells good!

Fast grower Fast grower
Plant_daddy69 avatar
@Plant_daddy69
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Listowel, Ontario
05/18/2021

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

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Michaellj2 avatar
@Michaellj2
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Sparks, Nevada
05/15/2021

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
@Kaya
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 7 XP
globe Colorado Springs, Colorado
04/30/2021

Likes to stay dry, hard to grow indoors

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Rachael avatar
@Rachael
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 137 XP
04/22/2021

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
Nerskine avatar
@Nerskine
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 1,807 XP
04/09/2021

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
Cmmnsnse avatar
@Cmmnsnse
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 639 XP
globe Pinellas Park, Florida
04/08/2021

Gorgeous and easy to care for!

Fast grower Fast grower
Maddiemledford avatar
@Maddiemledford
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 590 XP
globe Eau Claire, Wisconsin
02/13/2021

It’s pretty and has magical properties

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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