Plant Care Crown vetch

Crown vetch

About Crown vetch

This pastel looking flower adds delight to the fields and countryside of Europe and is often picked to put into vases. This delicate flower tolerates shade and is similar in look to a clover flower with if it's almost powder puff head. It can be seen throughout Europe along the sides of roads and the countryside.

Taxonomy

Securigera varia
Securigera
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

Coronilla varia, Crownvetch and Purple crown vetch

How to care for Crown vetch

Water

How often to water your Crown vetch

Water needs for Crown vetch
0.5 cups
every 9

Crown vetch needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Aloha, Oregon.

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 Crown vetch

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 Crown vetch in Aloha, Oregon

Aloha, Oregon

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Growing Crown vetch in Aloha right now

Light needs for plant Crown vetch in Aloha, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 24th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Crown vetch in Aloha, Oregon

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 38.5% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Aloha is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Aloha is expected to decrease by 38.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Crown vetch in Aloha, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Aloha is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Crown vetch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crown vetch: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Crown vetch may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Aloha, Oregon ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Crown vetch

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

When to repot Crown vetch

Nutrient needs for plant Crown vetch in Aloha, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Aloha is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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Care Summary for Crown vetch

Crown vetch

Crown vetch


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Aloha, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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