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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

23% Very Low

Growing Chimaphila Maculata in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Chimaphila Maculata in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Chimaphila Maculata in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 52.8% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 52.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Chimaphila Maculata in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 15.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.


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.

When to repot Chimaphila Maculata

Nutrient needs for plant Chimaphila Maculata in Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 21st, 2023

The growing potential in Seattle is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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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 Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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