Plant Care Eastern Swamp Privet

Eastern Swamp Privet


Forestiera acuminata

How to care for Eastern Swamp Privet


How often to water your Eastern Swamp Privet

Water needs for Eastern Swamp Privet
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Swamp Privet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Oakland, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Eastern Swamp Privet in Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Finding light for Eastern Swamp Privet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Swamp Privet: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Swamp Privet 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 Oakland, California ⛅.

Eastern Swamp Privet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Eastern Swamp Privet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Eastern Swamp Privet: 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 Eastern Swamp Privet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Eastern Swamp Privet

Eastern Swamp Privet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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