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About Common Myrtle
Common myrtle is an evergreen shrub in the Myrtacae (myrtle) family. The leaves have been used for medicinal and culinary purposes. The berries that follow the flowers are edible and when dried are used as a food flavoring. Oils obtained from the bark, flowers and leaves are used in skin care products.
How to care for Common Myrtle
Common Myrtle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Common Myrtle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Common Myrtle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Common Myrtle after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.