Plant Care Pipsissewa

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 located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Pipsissewa in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

30% Very Low

Growing Pipsissewa in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Pipsissewa in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Pipsissewa in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 33.4% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 33.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Pipsissewa in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 23rd, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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
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Toxicity
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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 your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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