Plant Care Lentil vetch
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Lentil vetch

Also known as

Sparrow vetch, Smooth tare and Smooth vetch

Taxonomy

Vicia tetrasperma
Vicia
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Lentil vetch

Water

How often to water your Lentil vetch

Water needs for Lentil vetch
0.5 cups
every 9

Lentil vetch 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 Lentil vetch

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Lentil vetch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lentil vetch: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lentil vetch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lentil vetch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lentil vetch

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer

Care Summary for Lentil vetch

Lentil vetch

Lentil vetch


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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