4.8 out of 5 (17 experiences)
Also known as
Bright eyes, Bright eyes, Cape periwinkle, Graveyard plant, Madagascar periwinkle, Old maid, Pink periwinkle and Rose periwinkle
How to care for Old Maid
Old Maid 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.
Old Maid love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Old Maid does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Old Maid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant is a very pretty plant with colors from white to pink to magenta, but one thing to know about this plant is that the flowers can be poisonous in different amounts. This plant can also automatically pop off its flowers for a new bloom. This plant is also grows fast. Once it starts growing pods for the seeds there is a chance for a new plant.