Plant Care Blue Buttons

Blue Buttons

4.6 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Blue Buttons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Blue Buttons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Greater Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle, Big Leaf Periwinkle, Large Periwinkle and Vinca Vine


Vinca major

How to care for Blue Buttons


How often to water your Blue Buttons

Water needs for Blue Buttons
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Buttons 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 Blue Buttons

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Greater Periwinkle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Buttons: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Buttons love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue Buttons does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Buttons in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Blue Buttons

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

Difficulty Level

Blue Buttons 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 Blue Buttons

Blue Buttons

Blue Buttons

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

Blue Buttons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Blue Buttons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Blue Buttons has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Blue Buttons has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Blue Buttons 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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