Plant Care Chinese Violet Cress

Chinese Violet Cress

Also known as

zhu ge cai and 소래풀


Orychophragmus violaceus

How to care for Chinese Violet Cress

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese Violet Cress

Water needs for Chinese Violet Cress
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Violet Cress 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 Chinese Violet Cress

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese Violet Cress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Violet Cress: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese Violet Cress may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese Violet Cress in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Violet Cress

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

Care Summary for Chinese Violet Cress

Chinese Violet Cress

Chinese Violet Cress

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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