Plant Care New Zealand Laurel

New Zealand Laurel

Also known as

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


Coprosma repens

How to care for New Zealand Laurel


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

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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: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

New Zealand Laurel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

New Zealand Laurel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for New Zealand Laurel

New Zealand Laurel

New Zealand Laurel

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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