Plant Care Happy Wanderer

Happy Wanderer

Also known as

False Sarsaparilla, False Sarsaparilla, Coral-pea, Coral pea, False sarsaparilla, Purple coral pea, Happy wanderer, Native lilac, Waraburra, Vine lilac and Lilac vine

Taxonomy

Hardenbergia violacea
Hardenbergia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Happy Wanderer

💦 Water

How often to water your Happy Wanderer

Water needs for Happy Wanderer
0.5 cups
every 9

Happy Wanderer 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 Happy Wanderer

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for False Sarsaparilla in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Happy Wanderer: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Happy Wanderer may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Happy Wanderer

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Happy Wanderer 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.

False Sarsaparilla Water Frequency →

False Sarsaparilla Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Happy Wanderer may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

False Sarsaparilla Light Requirements →

False Sarsaparilla Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Happy Wanderer can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

False Sarsaparilla Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Happy Wanderer

Happy Wanderer

Happy Wanderer


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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