Plant Care Vinca Major
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Vinca Major

4.6 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Vinca Major has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Vinca Major has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Greater Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle, Big Leaf Periwinkle, Large Periwinkle, Blue Buttons and Vinca vine

Taxonomy

Vinca major
Vinca
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Vinca Major

Water

How often to water your Vinca Major

Water needs for Vinca Major
0.5 cups
every 9

Vinca Major 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 Vinca Major

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Greater Periwinkle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Vinca Major: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Vinca Major love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Vinca Major does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Vinca Major

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Vinca Major is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
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Soil
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Vinca Major

Vinca Major

Vinca Major


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.

What other plant parents say

Vinca Major has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Vinca Major has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Vinca Major has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Vinca Major has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Vinca Major has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Anne avatar
@Anne
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 226 XP
06/06/2021

I brought this plant indoors from outside and it has been growing so fast! It has beautiful vines too. It loves water, but always bounces back if you forget.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kenzie04 avatar
@Kenzie04
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Kansas City, Missouri
06/02/2021

Such a cutie ;) Love it because it grows so fast and is super low maintenance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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