Plant Care Chinese Pink

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, French Migonette, Dianthus Chinensis. and Dianthus chinensis..


Dianthus chinensis

How to care for Chinese Pink


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

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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 Pink in your home

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

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

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

Chinese Pink does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


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.

Difficulty Level

Chinese Pink is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Chinese Pink

Chinese Pink

Chinese Pink

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

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 Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 430 XP

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
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leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 3,653 XP

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
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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