How to Care for a Leea Plant From Asia


The Asian leea plant is an evergreen shrub growing 6 to 20 feet tall, depending on the environment in which you raise the plant. It only grows outdoors in USDA zones 10 and 11, where the temperature does not drop below freezing. Otherwise, you can plant it in a greenhouse or even in your home. Caring for the plant is not difficult as long as you know how to create an environment in which it can thrive.

Step 1

Plant the leea shrub in an area with bright but indirect light. The plant will also survive in shade but will grow more slowly. The leea needs well-drained, moist soil, whether you plant it indoors or outdoors. Plant multiple leea plants 36 to 60 inches apart to give them room to breathe.

Step 2

Water the leea, keeping it consistently moist. Do not let the soil dry out between waterings. This plant prefers a humid environment and needs sufficient water to thrive.

Step 3

Apply a complete, slow-release fertilizer in the spring. Follow the directions on the package for application instructions.

Step 4

Deadhead flowers and clip off seed pods in the fall to keep the area around the plant clean. Otherwise, you will have many leea seedlings in the fall.

Things You'll Need

  • Leea plant
  • Water
  • Fertilizer
  • Pruning shears


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