Plant Care Bog Laurel

Bog Laurel

Also known as

Bog laurel, Kalmia glauca, swamp laurel and pale laurel


Kalmia polifolia

How to care for Bog Laurel


How often to water your Bog Laurel

Water needs for Bog Laurel
0.5 cups
every 9

Bog Laurel needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bog Laurel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bog Laurel: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bog Laurel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bog Laurel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bog Laurel in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bog Laurel

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bog Laurel

Bog Laurel

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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