Plant Care Big Leaf Periwinkle

Big Leaf Periwinkle

4.6 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Big Leaf Periwinkle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Big Leaf Periwinkle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Greater Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle, Large Periwinkle, Blue Buttons and Vinca Vine


Vinca major

How to care for Big Leaf Periwinkle


How often to water your Big Leaf Periwinkle

Water needs for Big Leaf Periwinkle
0.5 cups
every 9

Big Leaf Periwinkle 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 Big Leaf Periwinkle

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 Greater Periwinkle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Big Leaf Periwinkle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Big Leaf Periwinkle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Big Leaf Periwinkle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Big Leaf Periwinkle in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Big Leaf Periwinkle

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

Difficulty Level

Big Leaf Periwinkle is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Big Leaf Periwinkle

Big Leaf Periwinkle

Big Leaf Periwinkle

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.

What other plant parents say

Big Leaf Periwinkle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Big Leaf Periwinkle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Big Leaf Periwinkle has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Big Leaf Periwinkle has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Big Leaf Periwinkle has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Haveaniceday avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 264 XP

I brought this plant indoors from outside and it has been growing so fast! It has beautiful vines too. It loves water, but always bounces back if you forget.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kenzie04 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Kansas City, MO

Such a cutie ;) Love it because it grows so fast and is super low maintenance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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