Plant Care Lagerstroemia Indica

Lagerstroemia Indica

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Lagerstroemia Indica has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Lagerstroemia Indica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Cape Myrtle, Cape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica. and Lagerstroemia indaca


Lagerstroemia indica

How to care for Lagerstroemia Indica


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lagerstroemia Indica

Lagerstroemia Indica

Lagerstroemia Indica

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.

What other plant parents say

Lagerstroemia Indica has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Lagerstroemia Indica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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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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