Plant Care Striped Wintergreen

Striped Wintergreen

Also known as

Spotted Wintergreen, Spotted Wintergreen and Pipsissewa


Chimaphila maculata

How to care for Striped Wintergreen


How often to water your Striped Wintergreen

Water needs for Striped Wintergreen
0.5 cups
every 9

Striped Wintergreen 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 Striped Wintergreen

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Spotted Wintergreen in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Striped Wintergreen: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Striped Wintergreen can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Striped Wintergreen

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

Difficulty Level

Striped Wintergreen is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Striped Wintergreen

Striped Wintergreen

Striped Wintergreen

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft 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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