4.7 out of 5 (33 experiences)
Also known as
Common Lavender and Narrow-Leaved Lavender
What other plant parents say
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.
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
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
Love the smell. A bit more challenging to keep indoors but great for a house plant or as an a addition to your garden
Smells great, grows quickly and she’s easy to fill in with propagation. She needs major sun, though!
They smell so good and are so pretty. They also don’t die very quick so it easy to maintain
It’s one of my favorite herbs to make lemonade with.
Likes to stay dry, hard to grow indoors
It’s pretty and has magical properties
Smells amazing but easy to kill
How to care for English Lavender
English Lavender needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.