Plant Care Chinese Violet

Chinese Violet

Also known as

Ganges primrose, Philippine violet and Primrose

Taxonomy

Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Chinese Violet

Water

How often to water your Chinese Violet

Water needs for Chinese Violet
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Violet 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.

Calculate water needs of Chinese Violet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Chinese Violet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Violet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese Violet 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Violet

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

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Care Summary for Chinese Violet

Chinese Violet

Chinese Violet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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