Plant Care European Milkvetch

European Milkvetch

Also known as

Hooked Milkvetch, hook-pod milk-vetch and yellow milk-vetch


Astragalus hamosus

How to care for European Milkvetch


How often to water your European Milkvetch

Water needs for European Milkvetch
0.5 cups
every 9

European Milkvetch 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 European Milkvetch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Milkvetch: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Milkvetch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

European Milkvetch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize European Milkvetch

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for European Milkvetch

European Milkvetch

European Milkvetch

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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