Plant Care Viola Odorata

Viola Odorata

Also known as

English Violet, English Violet, Sweet violet, Violet, Wood violet, Common violet, Florist's violet, Garden violet and Asian Violet


Viola odorata

How to care for Viola Odorata


How often to water your Viola Odorata

Water needs for Viola Odorata
0.5 cups
every 9

Viola Odorata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Viola Odorata

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Viola Odorata in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

22% Very Low

Growing Viola Odorata in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Viola Odorata in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 29th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Viola Odorata in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will increase by 44.9% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Minneapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to increase by 44.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Viola Odorata in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 5.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 14.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…

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Finding light for English Violet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Viola Odorata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Viola Odorata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

Viola Odorata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Viola Odorata

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Viola Odorata

Viola Odorata

Viola Odorata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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