Plant Care Lathyrus Odoratus

Lathyrus Odoratus

Also known as

Annual Sweet Pea, Annual Sweet Pea and sweet pea


Lathyrus odoratus

How to care for Lathyrus Odoratus


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lathyrus Odoratus

Lathyrus Odoratus

Lathyrus Odoratus

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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