Plant Care Cheddar pink

Cheddar pink


Dianthus gratianopolitanus

How to care for Cheddar pink

💦 Water

How often to water your Cheddar pink

Water needs for Cheddar pink
0.5 cups
every 9

Cheddar 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 Cheddar pink

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Cheddar pink in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cheddar pink: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cheddar pink love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cheddar pink does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cheddar pink

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Cheddar pink →

Common Cheddar pink Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Cheddar pink prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Cheddar pink Water Frequency →

Cheddar pink Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cheddar pink requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Cheddar pink Light Requirements →

Cheddar pink Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Cheddar pink is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

💨 Humidity

Cheddar pink doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Cheddar pink Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Cheddar pink does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Cheddar pink →

When and How to Successfully Repot Cheddar pink →

💩 Fertilizer

Cheddar pink grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

🌎 Native Region

Cheddar pink is native to Europe and Asia.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Cheddar pink is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Cheddar pink →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Cheddar pink can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Cheddar pink Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Cheddar pink can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Cheddar pink

Cheddar pink

Cheddar 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.

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