Plant Care Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet

5.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Chinese Privet has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower


Ligustrum sinense

How to care for Chinese Privet


How often to water your Chinese Privet

Water needs for Chinese Privet
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese 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 Chinese Privet

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 Chinese Privet in your home

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

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

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

Chinese Privet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Privet

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

Difficulty Level

Chinese Privet can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet

Chinese 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.

What other plant parents say

Chinese Privet has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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globe Memphis, TN

* This plant sits in a west-facing window sill in my kitchen. I water it about every 8 days and it has moss over the top of the soil. *

My four-year-old son dug this up out of the yard and potted it for me. It is one of my favorite plants! It grows so quickly and I am constantly clipping the little branches back. This would be a great beginner plant if someone wanted to dabble in bonsai. It grows quite wild in zone 7b and it is very hard to kill!

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