Plant Care Oregon boxleaf

Oregon boxleaf

Also known as

Oregon boxleaf, Oregon boxwood, mountain lover, box, hedge, false box and myrtle box leaf

Taxonomy

Paxistima myrsinites
Paxistima
Celastraceae
Celastrales

How to care for Oregon boxleaf

Water

How often to water your Oregon boxleaf

Water needs for Oregon boxleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

Oregon boxleaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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?

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.

Plant care guide for Oregon boxleaf in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

43% Low

Growing Oregon boxleaf in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Oregon boxleaf in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 22nd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Oregon boxleaf in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 19.4% ☀️

January 23rd, 2022

Tallahassee is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to increase by 19.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.3 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Oregon boxleaf in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.5 hours 📈

January 21st, 2022

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of …

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Finding light for Oregon boxleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oregon boxleaf: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Oregon boxleaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tallahassee, Florida ⛅.

Oregon boxleaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Oregon boxleaf

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Oregon boxleaf

Oregon boxleaf


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tallahassee, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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