Plant Care Greater Periwinkle

Greater Periwinkle

4.6 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Greater Periwinkle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Greater Periwinkle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Greater Periwinkle

Greater Periwinkle is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 533 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Greater Periwinkle likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

⚠️ Greater Periwinkle 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.


Vinca major

Also known as

Big Leaf Periwinkle, Large Periwinkle, Blue Buttons and Vinca Vine

How to care for Greater Periwinkle


How often to water your Greater Periwinkle

Water needs for Greater Periwinkle
0.5 cups
every 9

Greater Periwinkle 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 Greater Periwinkle

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Greater Periwinkle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Greater Periwinkle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Greater Periwinkle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Greater Periwinkle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Greater Periwinkle

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

Difficulty Level

Greater Periwinkle is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Greater Periwinkle

Greater Periwinkle

Greater Periwinkle

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

Greater Periwinkle has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Greater Periwinkle has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Greater Periwinkle has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Greater Periwinkle has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Greater Periwinkle has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Haveaniceday avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 264 XP

I brought this plant indoors from outside and it has been growing so fast! It has beautiful vines too. It loves water, but always bounces back if you forget.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kenzie04 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Kansas City, MO

Such a cutie ;) Love it because it grows so fast and is super low maintenance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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