Plant Care Lagunaria


Also known as

Lagunaria, pyramid tree, Norfolk Island hibiscus, Queensland white oak, sally wood, white oak, itchy bomb tree, cow itch tree and Lagunaria patersonii


Lagunaria patersonia

How to care for Lagunaria


How often to water your Lagunaria

Water needs for Lagunaria
0.5 cups
every 9

Lagunaria 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 Lagunaria

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 Lagunaria in your home

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

Lagunaria love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lagunaria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Lagunaria

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lagunaria



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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