Plant Care Annual Sweet Pea

Annual Sweet Pea

Also known as

sweet pea

Taxonomy

Lathyrus odoratus
Lathyrus
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Annual Sweet Pea

Water

How often to water your Annual Sweet Pea

Water needs for Annual Sweet Pea
0.5 cups
every 9

Annual Sweet Pea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Sacramento, California.

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 Annual Sweet Pea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Annual Sweet Pea in Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

36% Very Low

Growing Annual Sweet Pea in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Annual Sweet Pea in Sacramento, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 29th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Annual Sweet Pea in Sacramento, California

Sunlight will increase by 34.1% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Sacramento is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to increase by 34.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Annual Sweet Pea in Sacramento, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of …

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Finding light for Annual Sweet Pea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Annual Sweet Pea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Annual Sweet Pea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.

Annual Sweet Pea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Annual Sweet Pea

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Annual Sweet Pea is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Annual Sweet Pea

Annual Sweet Pea

Annual Sweet Pea


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Sacramento, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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