Plant Care Bog-Myrtle


About Bog-Myrtle

Bog-Myrtle 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.

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


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Also known as

Bog-myrtle and Sweetgale

How to care for Bog-Myrtle


How often to water your Bog-Myrtle

Water needs for Bog-Myrtle
0.5 cups
every 9

Bog-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

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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 Bog-Myrtle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bog-Myrtle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bog-Myrtle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bog-Myrtle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bog-Myrtle in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bog-Myrtle

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bog-Myrtle


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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