Plant Care Elliott's Milkpea

Elliott's Milkpea

Also known as

Galactia elliottii elliottii, Galactia elliottii leavenworthii and Galactia pinnata

Taxonomy

Galactia elliottii
Galactia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Elliott's Milkpea

💦 Water

How often to water your Elliott's Milkpea

Water needs for Elliott's Milkpea
0.5 cups
every 9

Elliott's Milkpea 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Elliott's Milkpea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elliott's Milkpea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elliott's Milkpea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Elliott's Milkpea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Elliott's Milkpea in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Elliott's Milkpea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elliott's Milkpea: 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 Elliott's Milkpea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Elliott's Milkpea 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Elliott's Milkpea 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💩 Fertilizer

Elliott's Milkpea should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 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 Elliott's Milkpea

Elliott's Milkpea


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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