Plant Care Common Periwinkle

Common Periwinkle

Also known as

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


Vinca minor

How to care for Common Periwinkle


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

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.

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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 🏡.


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.

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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Native Region
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Periwinkle

Common Periwinkle

Common Periwinkle

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.

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