Plant Care sainfoin


Also known as

sainfoin, O. sativa and common sainfoin


Onobrychis viciifolia

How to care for sainfoin


How often to water your sainfoin

Water needs for sainfoin
0.5 cups
every 9

sainfoin needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 sainfoin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing sainfoin in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant sainfoin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant sainfoin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant sainfoin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of da…

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Finding light for sainfoin in your home

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

sainfoin 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.


How to fertilize sainfoin

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

When to repot sainfoin

Nutrient needs for plant sainfoin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh 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 …

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for sainfoin


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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