Plant Care Lilac Vine

Lilac Vine

Also known as

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


Hardenbergia violacea

How to care for Lilac Vine


How often to water your Lilac Vine

Water needs for Lilac Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Lilac Vine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York.

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 Lilac Vine

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Lilac Vine in New York

New York, New York

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Growing Lilac Vine in New York right now

Light needs for plant Lilac Vine in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…

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Light needs for plant Lilac Vine in New York

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.4% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 29.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Lilac Vine in New York

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Coral-pea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lilac Vine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lilac Vine may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New York ⛅.


How to fertilize Lilac Vine

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

When to repot Lilac Vine

Nutrient needs for plant Lilac Vine in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in New York is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lilac Vine

Lilac Vine

Lilac Vine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in New York, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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