Plant Care Privet

Privet

Also known as

Garden Privet, Garden Privet, Korean privet, California privet and Oval-leaved privet

Taxonomy

Ligustrum ovalifolium
Ligustrum
Oleaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Privet

Water

How often to water your Privet

Water needs for Privet
0.5 cups
every 9

Privet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 Privet

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 Privet in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

33% Very Low

Growing Privet in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant Privet in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 6th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Privet in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight will increase by 43.6% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 43.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Privet in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Garden Privet in your home

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

Privet 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Privet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Privet

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Privet is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Privet

Privet

Privet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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