Plant Care Lonicera Japonica

Lonicera Japonica

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Lonicera Japonica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Lonicera Japonica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Japanese Honeysuckle, Japanese Honeysuckle and Golden-and-silver honeysuckle

Taxonomy

Lonicera japonica
Lonicera
Caprifoliaceae
Dipsacales

How to care for Lonicera Japonica

💦 Water

How often to water your Lonicera Japonica

Water needs for Lonicera Japonica
0.5 cups
every 9

Lonicera Japonica 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 Lonicera Japonica

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Japanese Honeysuckle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lonicera Japonica: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lonicera Japonica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lonicera Japonica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lonicera Japonica

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Common Japanese Honeysuckle Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Lonicera Japonica 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.

Japanese Honeysuckle Water Frequency →

Japanese Honeysuckle Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lonicera Japonica 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 🏡.

Japanese Honeysuckle Light Requirements →

Japanese Honeysuckle Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lonicera Japonica 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

Lonicera Japonica 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 Japanese Honeysuckle →

When and How to Successfully Repot Japanese Honeysuckle →


💩 Fertilizer

Lonicera Japonica 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 Japanese Honeysuckle →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Lonicera Japonica is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Japanese Honeysuckle →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Japanese Honeysuckle Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 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 Lonicera Japonica

Lonicera Japonica

Lonicera Japonica


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

Lonicera Japonica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Lonicera Japonica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Lonicera Japonica has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Lonicera Japonica has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1

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