Plant Care Birdsfoot Violet

Birdsfoot Violet

Also known as

birdsfoot violet and mountain pansy


Viola pedata

How to care for Birdsfoot Violet


How often to water your Birdsfoot Violet

Water needs for Birdsfoot Violet
0.5 cups
every 9

Birdsfoot Violet 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Birdsfoot Violet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Birdsfoot Violet: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Birdsfoot Violet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Birdsfoot Violet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Birdsfoot Violet

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

Difficulty Level

Birdsfoot Violet 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!

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Birdsfoot Violet

Birdsfoot Violet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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