Plant Care English Lavender

English Lavender

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

About English Lavender

English Lavender is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with a whopping 1201 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

English Lavender likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

English Lavender belongs to the lavandula genus, and is native to the Mediterranean region of France, Italy, and Spain.

⚠️ English Lavender is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Lavandula angustifolia

Also known as

Common Lavender, Narrow-Leaved Lavender and lavender

How to care for English Lavender


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 located in Dallas, Texas.

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

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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.

Plant care guide for English Lavender in Dallas, Texas

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Growing English Lavender in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant English Lavender in Dallas, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 21st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Dallas is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant English Lavender in Dallas, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 18.7% ☀️

January 20th, 2022

Dallas is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to increase by 18.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant English Lavender in Dallas, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 20th, 2022

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 7.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for English Lavender in your home

Light needs and placement for plant English Lavender: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

English Lavender love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Dallas, Texas ⛅.

English Lavender does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

English Lavender is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for English Lavender

English Lavender

English Lavender

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Dallas, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

English Lavender has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
English Lavender has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 22
English Lavender has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 19
English Lavender has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
English Lavender has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
English Lavender has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
English Lavender has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
English Lavender has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Caleb avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
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globe Austin, Texas

Really temperamental when pot-growing, difficult to balance water and light needs

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Thornaby, England

Hard to maintain - not good with change - started browning two days after bringing it home!

Browns easily Browns easily
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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
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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
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It’s gorgeous

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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globe Irvine, California

I’m clearly doing things wrong.

Browns easily Browns easily
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globe Addison, Ontario

Takes forever to bloom!!!

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leaf-1 16 Plants
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Smells amazing but easy to kill

Browns easily Browns easily
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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
Suds avatar
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 12 Plants
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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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globe Olive Branch, Mississippi

smells good!

Fast grower Fast grower
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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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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
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globe Colorado Springs, Colorado

Likes to stay dry, hard to grow indoors

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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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 34 Plants
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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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globe Pinellas Park, Florida

Gorgeous and easy to care for!

Fast grower Fast grower
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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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