Plant Care Petunia

Petunia

Also known as

Midnight Gold Petunia, Midnight Gold Petunia, Petunia 'Black Velvet', Pink Sky Petunia, trailing petunia, Easy Wave Spreading Petunia, Petunia 'hot lips' and Petunia hybrid

Taxonomy

Petunia x atkinsiana
Petunia
Solanaceae
Solanales

How to care for Petunia

💦 Water

How often to water your Petunia

Water needs for Petunia
0.5 cups
every 9

Petunia 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 Petunia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Midnight Gold Petunia in your home

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

Petunia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Petunia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Petunia

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Petunia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Petunia requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Petunia doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Petunia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Midnight Gold Petunia →

When and How to Successfully Repot Midnight Gold Petunia →


💩 Fertilizer

Petunia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Petunia is native to South America.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Petunia

Petunia

Petunia


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.

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