Plant Care Chimaphila Maculata

Chimaphila Maculata

Also known as

Spotted Wintergreen, Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa and Striped Wintergreen


Chimaphila maculata

How to care for Chimaphila Maculata


How often to water your Chimaphila Maculata

Water needs for Chimaphila Maculata
0.5 cups
every 9

Chimaphila Maculata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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 Chimaphila Maculata

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Chimaphila Maculata in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Finding light for Spotted Wintergreen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chimaphila Maculata: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Chimaphila Maculata can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive đź’Ş.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.


How to fertilize Chimaphila Maculata

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

Difficulty Level

Chimaphila Maculata is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chimaphila Maculata

Chimaphila Maculata

Chimaphila Maculata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Columbia, South Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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