Plant Care English Lavender

English Lavender

4.3 out of 5 (65 experiences)

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 1149 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.

Taxonomy

Lavandula angustifolia
Lavandula
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

Common Lavender, Narrow-Leaved Lavender and lavender

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 located in Eugene, Oregon.

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.

Plant care guide for English Lavender in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

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Growing English Lavender in Eugene right now

Light needs for plant English Lavender in Eugene, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 30th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant English Lavender in Eugene, Oregon

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 34.3% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Eugene is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to decrease by 34.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant English Lavender in Eugene, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 2nd, 2021

This month, Eugene is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.7 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 Eugene, Oregon ⛅.

English Lavender does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot English Lavender

Nutrient needs for plant English Lavender in Eugene, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 28th, 2021

The growing potential in Eugene is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for English Lavender

English Lavender

English Lavender


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Eugene, Oregon, 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 11
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 1
English Lavender has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Ayman avatar
@Ayman
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Thornaby, England
11/05/2021

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

Browns easily Browns easily
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
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@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 1,196 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 436 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 12 Plants
xp 748 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 7 Plants
xp 261 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
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@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 34 Plants
xp 1,972 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
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@Maddiemledford
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 646 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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