Plant Care Bog Laurel

Bog Laurel

Also known as

Bog laurel, Kalmia glauca, swamp laurel and pale laurel

Taxonomy

Kalmia polifolia
Kalmia
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Bog Laurel

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Bog Laurel prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bog Laurel requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Bog Laurel is extremely dangerous if consumed. 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 immediately. Bog Laurel is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


🪴 Soil

Bog Laurel does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Bog Laurel grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bog Laurel grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Bog Laurel can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bog Laurel

Bog Laurel


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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