Plant Care Common Milkwort

Common Milkwort

About Common Milkwort

Common Milkwort is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Common Milkwort likes soil that is well draining.

Taxonomy

Polygala vulgaris
Polygala
Polygalaceae
Fabales

How to care for Common Milkwort

Water

How often to water your Common Milkwort

Water needs for Common Milkwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Common 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Common Milkwort in your home

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

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

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

Common Milkwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Milkwort

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

FAQs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Milkwort

Common Milkwort


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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