Cinnamomum camphora aka Camphor Laurel

Taxonomy

Common names

Camphor Laurel, Camphortree, Japanese Camphor

How to care for Camphor Laurel

Difficulty

Camphor Laurel presents a moderate level of care, which allows plant enthusiasts with some experience to expand their skills and knowledge.

Water

Camphor Laurel should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.

Soil

Camphor Laurel loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.

Lighting

Camphor Laurel thrives in bright and direct sunlight. To ensure your plant receives enough light to survive, place it less than one foot from a window. The current weather in your area may affect the placement in your home. For example, if you live in a region that has longer and more intense periods of sunlight, then you may want to place the plant farther away from the window to avoid direct sunlight and reduce the risk of sunburn. Alternatively, if you live in a region with relatively milder temperatures and less intense sunlight, then you may be able to place the plant closer to the window for increased exposure. Ultimately, the current weather in your area should be taken into consideration when determining the best placement for your Japanese Camphor.

Toxicity

Ploi does not possess verified information regarding the toxicity of this particular plant. In the event that you, a member of your family, or a pet ingests plant material with an unclear toxicity level, it is highly recommended to seek the advice of a medical professional.

Fertilizer

The growth of Camphor Laurel is gradual and it doesn't necessitate any additional fertilizers. Replacing the soil in its pot once a year should suffice to provide the plant with sufficient nutrition. It's important to keep in mind that plants derive their energy from the sun's rays, not fertilizers.

Region of origin

Camphor Laurel’s native range is E. Asia - China, Japan.


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