Plant Care Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet

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Taxonomy

Ligustrum sinense
Ligustrum
Oleaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Chinese Privet

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing Chinese Privet →

Common Chinese Privet Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Chinese 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.

Chinese Privet Water Frequency →

Chinese Privet Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chinese 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 🏡.

Chinese Privet Light Requirements →

Chinese Privet Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Chinese Privet is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Chinese 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 Chinese Privet →

When and How to Successfully Repot Chinese Privet →


💩 Fertilizer

Chinese 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Chinese Privet →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Chinese Privet grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Chinese Privet →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chinese Privet can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Chinese 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 Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet

Chinese 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.

What other plant parents say

Chinese Privet has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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* 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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