Plant Care Holywood lignum vitae

Holywood lignum vitae

Also known as

Holywood lignum vitae and holywood


Guaiacum sanctum

How to care for Holywood lignum vitae


How often to water your Holywood lignum vitae

Water needs for Holywood lignum vitae
0.5 cups
every 9

Holywood lignum vitae 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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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Holywood lignum vitae in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Holywood lignum vitae: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Holywood lignum vitae 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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How to fertilize Holywood lignum vitae

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Holywood lignum vitae: 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 Holywood lignum vitae after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Holywood lignum vitae

Holywood lignum vitae

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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