Plant Care Brown's Peony

Brown's Peony

About Brown's Peony

Brown's Peony is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Brown's Peony likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Brown's Peony belongs to the Paeonia genus, and is native to Western North America.


Paeonia brownii

Also known as

Brown's peony, native peony and western peony

How to care for Brown's Peony


How often to water your Brown's Peony

Water needs for Brown's Peony
0.5 cups
every 9

Brown's Peony needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Brown's Peony in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

32% Very Low

Finding light for Brown's Peony in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brown's Peony: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brown's Peony love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

Brown's Peony does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Brown's Peony

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

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Care Summary for Brown's Peony

Brown's Peony

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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