Plant Care Waxyleaf Privet

Waxyleaf Privet

About Waxyleaf Privet

Waxyleaf Privet is a super rare 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.

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


Ligustrum quihoui

Also known as


How to care for Waxyleaf Privet


How often to water your Waxyleaf Privet

Water needs for Waxyleaf Privet
0.5 cups
every 9

Waxyleaf 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 Waxyleaf Privet

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 Waxyleaf Privet in your home

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

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

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

Waxyleaf Privet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Waxyleaf Privet

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

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Care Summary for Waxyleaf Privet

Waxyleaf Privet

Waxyleaf Privet

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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