Plant Care Fringed Milkwort

Fringed Milkwort

Also known as

Snoopy flower, bird-on-the-wing, fringed polygala, gaywing milkwort, gaywings and pink-fringed milkwort


Polygaloides paucifolia

How to care for Fringed Milkwort

💦 Water

How often to water your Fringed Milkwort

Water needs for Fringed Milkwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Fringed 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Fringed Milkwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fringed Milkwort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fringed Milkwort may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fringed Milkwort

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

Care Summary for Fringed Milkwort

Fringed Milkwort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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