Plant Care giant crepe-myrtle
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giant crepe-myrtle

Also known as

giant crepe-myrtle, Queen's crepe-myrtle, banabá plant and pride of India

Taxonomy

Lagerstroemia speciosa
Lagerstroemia
Lythraceae
Myrtales

How to care for giant crepe-myrtle

Water

How often to water your giant crepe-myrtle

Water needs for giant crepe-myrtle
0.5 cups
every 9

giant crepe-myrtle 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 giant crepe-myrtle

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for giant crepe-myrtle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant giant crepe-myrtle: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

giant crepe-myrtle 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of giant crepe-myrtle in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize giant crepe-myrtle

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for giant crepe-myrtle: 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 giant crepe-myrtle after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for giant crepe-myrtle

giant crepe-myrtle

giant crepe-myrtle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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