Plant Care Eastern Milkpea

Eastern Milkpea

About Eastern Milkpea

This plant is native to North America and can be found in southeastern states. Its habitat is quite diverse ranging from sandhills, scrub to open woods, roadsides, and clearings.


Galactia regularis

How to care for Eastern Milkpea


How often to water your Eastern Milkpea

Water needs for Eastern Milkpea
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern 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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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 Eastern Milkpea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Milkpea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Milkpea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Milkpea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Eastern Milkpea

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Eastern Milkpea

Eastern 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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