Plant Care Lathyrus Odoratus

Lathyrus Odoratus

Also known as

Annual Sweet Pea, Annual Sweet Pea and sweet pea

Taxonomy

Lathyrus odoratus
Lathyrus
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Lathyrus Odoratus

💦 Water

How often to water your Lathyrus Odoratus

Water needs for Lathyrus Odoratus
0.5 cups
every 9

Lathyrus Odoratus 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 Lathyrus Odoratus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Annual Sweet Pea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lathyrus Odoratus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lathyrus Odoratus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lathyrus Odoratus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lathyrus Odoratus

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Lathyrus Odoratus 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!

Benefits of Growing Annual Sweet Pea →

Common Annual Sweet Pea Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Lathyrus Odoratus 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.

Annual Sweet Pea Water Frequency →

Annual Sweet Pea Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lathyrus Odoratus 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 🏡.

Annual Sweet Pea Light Requirements →

Annual Sweet Pea Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lathyrus Odoratus 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.


🪴 Soil

Lathyrus Odoratus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Annual Sweet Pea →


💩 Fertilizer

Lathyrus Odoratus is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Lathyrus Odoratus can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Annual Sweet Pea 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 Lathyrus Odoratus

Lathyrus Odoratus

Lathyrus Odoratus


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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