Plant Care Common Periwinkle
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Common Periwinkle

Also known as

Lesser periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle, Dwarf periwinkle, Small periwinkle, Common periwinkle, Myrtle and Creeping myrtle

Taxonomy

Vinca minor
Vinca
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Common Periwinkle

Water

How often to water your Common Periwinkle

Water needs for Common Periwinkle
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Periwinkle 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 Common Periwinkle

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Lesser periwinkle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Periwinkle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Periwinkle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Periwinkle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Periwinkle

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common Periwinkle can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Common Periwinkle

Common Periwinkle

Common Periwinkle


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.

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