Plant Care Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony

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Also known as

Chinese Peony, Chinese peony, Common garden peony, Peony Sorbet Barefoot and Peony Sorbet

Taxonomy

Paeonia lactiflora
Paeonia
Paeoniaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Chinese Peony

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese Peony

Water needs for Chinese Peony
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Peony 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 Peony

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese Peony in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Peony: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese Peony love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Peony does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Peony

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Chinese Peony 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!

Benefits of Growing Chinese Peony →

Common Chinese Peony Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Chinese Peony prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Chinese Peony Water Frequency →

Chinese Peony Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chinese Peony requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Chinese Peony Light Requirements →

Chinese Peony Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Chinese Peony Toxicity to Cats →

Chinese Peony Toxicity to Dogs →

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🪴 Soil

Chinese Peony does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Chinese Peony →

When and How to Successfully Repot Chinese Peony →


💩 Fertilizer

Chinese Peony grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Chinese Peony →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chinese Peony can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Chinese Peony Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Chinese Peony has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Chinese Peony has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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@Geoffrey
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11/17/2021

Peony’s create large, beautiful flowers that bloom into 4-6” white blossoms.

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