Plant Care Wild Pansy

Wild Pansy

4.5 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Wild Pansy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Wild Pansy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Wild Pansy

Wild Pansy is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as easy to bloom and being a survivor with a whopping 1866 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Wild Pansy likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Wild Pansy belongs to the Viola genus, and is native to Europe and Asia.


Viola tricolor

Also known as

Johnny jump up, Heartsease, Heart's ease, Heart's delight, Tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, Come-and-cuddle-me, Three faces in a hood, Love-in-idleness, Pansy and Viola tricolor.

How to care for Wild Pansy

💦 Water

How often to water your Wild Pansy

Water needs for Wild Pansy
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild Pansy 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 Wild Pansy

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Wild Pansy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Wild Pansy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Wild Pansy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Wild Pansy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Wild Pansy

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Wild Pansy →

Common Wild Pansy Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Wild Pansy prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Wild Pansy Water Frequency →

Wild Pansy Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Wild Pansy requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Wild Pansy Light Requirements →

Wild Pansy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Wild Pansy Toxicity to Cats →

Wild Pansy Toxicity to Dogs →

Wild Pansy Toxicity to Humans →

💨 Humidity

Wild Pansy doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Wild Pansy Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Wild Pansy does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Wild Pansy →

When and How to Successfully Repot Wild Pansy →

💩 Fertilizer

Wild Pansy should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Wild Pansy →

🌎 Native Region

Wild Pansy is native to Temperate Northern Hemisphere.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Wild Pansy grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Wild Pansy →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Wild Pansy can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Wild Pansy Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Wild Pansy can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Wild Pansy →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Wild Pansy

Wild Pansy

Wild Pansy

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.

What other plant parents say

Wild Pansy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Wild Pansy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Wild Pansy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Wild Pansy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Wild Pansy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Wild Pansy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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globe Linden, NJ

It’s cute and I love pantsys

Survivor Survivor
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globe Midvale, UT

Kicking a$$ through this drought!

Survivor Survivor
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globe Wellington

she got bugs :(

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globe Morecambe, England

Can’t really tell at this point whether it’s surviving or dying. When I first bought it it had one bloom but in the process of a week 4 more opened up! The only thing is it means it needs quite a bit more water than I’m comfortable giving it for fear of it becoming diseased so some days it looks completely dead but it perks straight up with water.

Browns easily Browns easily
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globe Granite Falls, WA

This is the flower that my three year old picked out. It had so many buds on it when we got it from Walmart (Walmart plants don’t usually last long for me). It’s survived the wind and the heavy rain we get here. We even had snow a couple of times this week and a lot more hail than I’ve seen in previous years. It still has pretty flowers on it and looks nice and healthy.

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