Plant Care Basalt Milk-Vetch

Basalt Milk-Vetch

Also known as

basalt milkvetch and threadstalk milk-vetch


Astragalus filipes

How to care for Basalt Milk-Vetch


How often to water your Basalt Milk-Vetch

Water needs for Basalt Milk-Vetch
0.5 cups
every 9

Basalt 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 Basalt Milk-Vetch in your home

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

Basalt 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.

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

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How to fertilize Basalt Milk-Vetch

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Basalt Milk-Vetch

Basalt 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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