Plant Care Garden Privet

Garden Privet

Also known as

Privet, Korean privet, California privet and Oval-leaved privet

Taxonomy

Ligustrum ovalifolium
Ligustrum
Oleaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Garden Privet

💦 Water

How often to water your Garden Privet

Water needs for Garden Privet
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Privet 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 Garden Privet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Garden Privet in your home

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

Garden Privet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Garden Privet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Garden Privet

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Garden Privet is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Garden Privet →

Common Garden Privet Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Garden Privet prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Garden Privet Water Frequency →

Garden Privet Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Garden Privet requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Garden Privet Light Requirements →

Garden Privet Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Garden Privet does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Garden Privet →

When and How to Successfully Repot Garden Privet →


💩 Fertilizer

Garden Privet should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Garden Privet will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Garden Privet →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Garden Privet can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Garden Privet Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Garden Privet

Garden Privet

Garden Privet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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