Plant Care Lagerstroemia Indica
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Lagerstroemia Indica

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Also known as

Cape Myrtle, Cape Myrtle and Crepe Myrtle

Taxonomy

Lagerstroemia indica
Lagerstroemia
Lythraceae
Myrtales

How to care for Lagerstroemia Indica

Water

How often to water your Lagerstroemia Indica

Water needs for Lagerstroemia Indica
0.5 cups
every 9

Lagerstroemia Indica 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.

Calculate water needs of Lagerstroemia Indica

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Cape Myrtle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lagerstroemia Indica: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lagerstroemia Indica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lagerstroemia Indica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lagerstroemia Indica

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Lagerstroemia Indica

Lagerstroemia Indica

Lagerstroemia Indica


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.

What other plant parents say

Sparklewink avatar
@Sparklewink
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 318 XP
10/06/2021

My poor cape myrtle is hanging on by a thread. I think I overwatered it in the beginning but at times it seems it’s not getting enough water! Too finicky

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