Plant Care Common Peony

Common Peony

About Common Peony

Common Peony is a super rare 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.

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

Common Peony belongs to the paeonia genus, and is native to Europe.


Paeonia officinalis

Also known as

European peony, Garden Peony, cottage peony and piney

How to care for Common Peony


How often to water your Common Peony

Water needs for Common Peony
0.5 cups
every 9

Common 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 Common Peony

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Peony in your home

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

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

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

Common Peony does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Peony

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

Difficulty Level

Common 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
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Peony

Common Peony

Common Peony

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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