Plant Care Showy Milkwort

Showy Milkwort

Also known as

Asemeia carnea, Asemeia cumulicola, Asemeia grandiflora leiodes, Asemeia ieoides, Asemeia leiodes, Asemeia leoides, Asemeia miamiensis, Asemeia rosea, Hebecarpa grandiflora, Polygala bahamensis, Polygala collina, Polygala corallicola, Polygala cumulicola, Polygala flabellata, Polygala grandiflora angustifolia, Polygala grandiflora canescens, Polygala grandiflora grandiflora, Polygala grandiflora krugii, Polygala grandiflora leiodes, Polygala grandiflora leoides, Polygala grandiflora leptophylla, Polygala grandiflora orbicularis, Polygala grandiflora pubescens, Polygala krugii, Polygala miamiensis, Polygala muhlenbergii, Polygala pubescens and Polygala senega rosea


Asemeia grandiflora

How to care for Showy Milkwort


How often to water your Showy Milkwort

Water needs for Showy Milkwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Showy Milkwort 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Showy Milkwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Showy Milkwort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Showy Milkwort 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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How to fertilize Showy Milkwort

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

Care Summary for Showy Milkwort

Showy Milkwort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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