Plant Care Giant Crepe Myrtle

Giant Crepe Myrtle

About Giant Crepe Myrtle

Giant Crape Myrtle is a flowering deciduous tree with large bright pink to light purple flowers.


Lagerstroemia speciosa

Also known as

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

How to care for Giant Crepe Myrtle


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

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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 Giant Crepe Myrtle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Giant Crepe Myrtle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Giant Crepe Myrtle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Giant Crepe Myrtle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Giant Crepe Myrtle in your home 🏡.


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.

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Care Summary for Giant Crepe Myrtle

Giant Crepe Myrtle

Giant Crepe Myrtle

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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