Plant Care Field Milk-Vetch

Field Milk-Vetch

Also known as

purple milkvetch, cock's-head, meadow milk-vetch, purple milk-vetch and wild milk-vetch


Astragalus agrestis

How to care for Field Milk-Vetch


How often to water your Field Milk-Vetch

Water needs for Field Milk-Vetch
0.5 cups
every 9

Field Milk-Vetch 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

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Finding light for Field Milk-Vetch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Field Milk-Vetch: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Field Milk-Vetch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Field Milk-Vetch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Field Milk-Vetch

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Field Milk-Vetch: 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 Field Milk-Vetch after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Field Milk-Vetch

Field Milk-Vetch

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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