Plant Care Appalachian Milkwort

Appalachian Milkwort

Also known as

Appalachian milkwort and Curtiss' milkwort


Polygala curtissii

How to care for Appalachian Milkwort


How often to water your Appalachian Milkwort

Water needs for Appalachian Milkwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Appalachian 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.

Calculate water needs of Appalachian Milkwort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Appalachian Milkwort in your home

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

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

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

Appalachian Milkwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Appalachian Milkwort

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Appalachian Milkwort

Appalachian Milkwort

Appalachian 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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