Plant Care Taupata


Also known as

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


Coprosma repens

How to care for Taupata


How often to water your Taupata

Water needs for Taupata
0.5 cups
every 9

Taupata 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 Taupata

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

Taupata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Taupata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Taupata

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Taupata



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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