Plant Care New Zealand Laurel
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New Zealand Laurel

Also known as

Mirror bush, Mirror bush, Taupata, Tree bedstraw, Looking-glass bush, New zealand laurel and Shiny leaf

Taxonomy

Coprosma repens
Coprosma
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

How to care for New Zealand Laurel

Water

How often to water your New Zealand Laurel

Water needs for New Zealand Laurel
0.5 cups
every 9

New Zealand Laurel 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 New Zealand Laurel

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Mirror bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant New Zealand Laurel: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

New Zealand Laurel 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of New Zealand Laurel in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize New Zealand Laurel

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

Care Summary for New Zealand Laurel

New Zealand Laurel

New Zealand Laurel


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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