Plant Care Chalk Milkwort

Chalk Milkwort


Polygala calcarea

How to care for Chalk Milkwort


How often to water your Chalk Milkwort

Water needs for Chalk Milkwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Chalk Milkwort 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Chalk Milkwort in your home

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

Chalk Milkwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chalk Milkwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Chalk Milkwort

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Chalk Milkwort

Chalk Milkwort

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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