California Bay Laurel
Also known as
California bay laurel, Umbellularia, Pōl’-cum ōl, Oregon myrtle, California bay, California laurel, Pepperwood, Spicebush, Cinnamon bush, Peppernut tree, Headache tree, Mountain laurel and Balm of heaven
How to care for California Bay Laurel
California Bay Laurel 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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California Bay Laurel may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 California Bay Laurel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.