Plant Care Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony

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Chinese Peony has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chinese Peony has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Chinese Peony, Chinese peony and Common garden peony


Paeonia lactiflora

How to care for Chinese Peony


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

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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 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 🏡.


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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony

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

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

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