Plant Care Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony

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About Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with a whopping 181 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Chinese Peony belongs to the Paeonia genus, and is native to Sibera and China.

Taxonomy

Paeonia lactiflora
Paeonia
Paeoniaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Chinese peony and Common garden peony

How to care for Chinese Peony

Water

How often to water your Chinese Peony

Water needs for Chinese Peony
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Peony 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 Peony

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Chinese Peony in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Peony: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese Peony love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chinese Peony does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Peony

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Chinese Peony is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony

Chinese Peony


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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Peony’s create large, beautiful flowers that bloom into 4-6” white blossoms.

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