Plant Care Pipsissewa
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Pipsissewa

Also known as

Spotted Wintergreen, Spotted Wintergreen and Striped Wintergreen

Taxonomy

Chimaphila maculata
Chimaphila
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Pipsissewa

Water

How often to water your Pipsissewa

Water needs for Pipsissewa
0.5 cups
every 9

Pipsissewa 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 Pipsissewa

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 Spotted Wintergreen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pipsissewa: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Pipsissewa can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pipsissewa

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Pipsissewa is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Pipsissewa

Pipsissewa

Pipsissewa


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft 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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