Plant Care Chilean Myrtle

Chilean Myrtle

Also known as

Shortleaf stopper

Taxonomy

Luma apiculata
Luma
Myrtaceae
Myrtales

How to care for Chilean Myrtle

Water

How often to water your Chilean Myrtle

Water needs for Chilean Myrtle
0.5 cups
every 9

Chilean Myrtle 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Chilean Myrtle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chilean Myrtle: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chilean Myrtle may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Chilean Myrtle

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

Care Summary for Chilean Myrtle

Chilean Myrtle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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