Plant Care Lantana

Lantana

5.0 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Lantana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Lantana has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Common Lantana, Shrub Verbena, Yellow Sage, hot blooded lantana and Hot Blooded Camara

Taxonomy

Lantana camara
Lantana
Verbenaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Lantana

💦 Water

How often to water your Lantana

Water needs for Lantana
0.5 cups
every 9

Lantana 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 Lantana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Lantana in your home

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

Lantana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lantana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lantana

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Lantana is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Lantana →

Common Lantana Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Lantana prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Lantana Water Frequency →

Lantana Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lantana requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Lantana Light Requirements →

Lantana Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lantana is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Lantana Toxicity to Dogs →


🪴 Soil

Lantana does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Lantana →

When and How to Successfully Repot Lantana →


💩 Fertilizer

Lantana is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Lantana →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Lantana is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Lantana can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Lantana Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Lantana can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Lantana →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Lantana

Lantana

Lantana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Lantana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Lantana has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Lantana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Lantana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@Miamilaw97 avatar
@@Miamilaw97
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 7,084 XP
globe Columbus, OH
08/25/2021

This is a plant that grows & grows outside…in fact, it’s my favorite plant that I’ve gotten for outdoors…only difference I’ll make for next year is to put it in the back of the garden….it’s grown so much that the other flowers in the garden are hard to see.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Meribeth avatar
@Meribeth
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 87 XP
globe Tolono, IL
08/09/2021

Don’t water too often and good drainage!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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