Common lilac is a highly fragrant, spring-flowering shrub or small tree. The pungently sweet fragrance is delightful but can be overpowering to some asthmatics. Most plants are grafted so suckers should be removed from rootstock to maintain the appearance and prevent unwanted spread.
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How to care for Lilac
Lilac needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Lilac love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Lilac does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Lilac after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.