Plant Care Elliott's Milkpea

Elliott's Milkpea

Also known as

Galactia elliottii elliottii, Galactia elliottii leavenworthii and Galactia pinnata


Galactia elliottii

How to care for Elliott's Milkpea


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Elliott's Milkpea

Elliott's Milkpea

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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