Plant Care English Lavender

English Lavender

4.7 out of 5 (33 experiences)

English Lavender has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
English Lavender has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Common Lavender and Narrow-Leaved Lavender

Taxonomy

Lavandula angustifolia
Lavandula
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

What other plant parents say

English Lavender has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
English Lavender has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
English Lavender has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
English Lavender has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
English Lavender has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
English Lavender has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
English Lavender has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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@Vanwoes
Houston, TX
Rating of the plant English Lavender named Casia by Vanwoes on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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@Michaellj2
Sparks, NV
Rating of the plant English Lavender named Lavender by Michaellj2 on Greg, the plant care app
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

Rachael avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Lavender named frank by Rachael on Greg, the plant care app
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

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@Cactusmomma
Zurich, ON
Rating of the plant English Lavender named Artemis by Cactusmomma on Greg, the plant care app
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

Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Lavender named Queen Mary by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

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

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@Plant_daddy…
Listowel, ON
Rating of the plant English Lavender named Bob by Plant_daddy69 on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

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

Suds avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Lavender named Lola by Suds on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

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

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@Kaya
Colorado Springs, CO
Rating of the plant English Lavender named Elain by Kaya on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

Likes to stay dry, hard to grow indoors

How to care for English Lavender

Water

How often to water your English Lavender

Water needs for English Lavender
0.5 cups
every 9

English 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 English Lavender

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

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Finding light for English Lavender in your home

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

English 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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of English Lavender in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize English Lavender

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

Care Summary for English Lavender

English Lavender

English 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.

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