About Bay Laurel
Bay Laurel is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Bay Laurel likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Bay Laurel belongs to the Laurus genus, and is native to the Mediterranean.
⚠️ Bay Laurel is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
Bay Leaf Tree, Sweet bay, True laurel, Grecian laurel, Laurel and Laurus nobilis.
How to care for Bay Laurel
Bay Laurel 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.
Bay Laurel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Bay Laurel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Bay Laurel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.