Plant Care Australian Myrtle

Australian Myrtle

Also known as

Australian myrtle and coast tea tree


Leptospermum laevigatum

How to care for Australian Myrtle


How often to water your Australian Myrtle

Water needs for Australian Myrtle
0.5 cups
every 9

Australian 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Australian Myrtle in your home

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

Australian Myrtle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Australian Myrtle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Australian Myrtle

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Australian Myrtle

Australian 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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