Plant Care Chinese Pink
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Chinese Pink

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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

Also known as

Rainbow pink and French Migonette

Taxonomy

Dianthus chinensis
Dianthus
Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Chinese Pink

Water

How often to water your Chinese Pink

Water needs for Chinese Pink
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Pink 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 Pink

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 Chinese Pink in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Pink: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese Pink may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Pink

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

Care Summary for Chinese Pink

Chinese Pink

Chinese Pink


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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 Pink has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Chinese Pink has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Chinese Pink has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Chinese Pink has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Chinese Pink has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Chinese Pink has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Mosunny avatar
@Mosunny
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 430 XP
05/25/2021

Make sure it gets plenty of sun! Its very hardy and makes lovely blooms consistently

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Rebecca avatar
@Rebecca
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,706 XP
02/27/2021

Be careful buy these from stores like Safeway and Trader Joe’s or Grocery Outlet. I just found mites or aphids on my sweet plant and went into sheer panic mood.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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