Plant Care French Lavender

French Lavender

4.5 out of 5 (13 experiences)

French Lavender has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
French Lavender has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About French Lavender

French Lavender is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with a whopping 379 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

French Lavender likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Lavandula dentata

Also known as

Lavender and Fringed lavender

How to care for French Lavender


How often to water your French Lavender

Water needs for French Lavender
0.5 cups
every 9

French Lavender 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 French Lavender

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 French Lavender in your home

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

French Lavender love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

French Lavender does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize French Lavender

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

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Care Summary for French Lavender

French Lavender

French Lavender

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

French Lavender has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
French Lavender has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
French Lavender has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
French Lavender has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
French Lavender has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
French Lavender has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Strawberrymoon avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 16,631 XP

she browns a bit if i forget to water for too long but otherwise i’ve never had a problem with her! grows really fast and has very pretty feather-looking leaves. also the scent is 10/10, if you brush against the plant you can smell it :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
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Dishsoaphand avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
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Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Scp-172 avatar
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 560 XP

Has great benefits, pretty easy to look after.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Erodplants avatar
leaf-1 109 Plants
xp 2,748 XP

I love this plant, the fresh every so slight smell of lavender lingers when you are close otherwise nothing, ha. It has yet to bloom but I am patient.

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