Plant Care Wild pansy

Wild pansy

4.4 out of 5 (12 experiences)

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

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 and Pansy


Viola tricolor

How to care for Wild pansy


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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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 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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

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 4
Wild pansy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Wild pansy has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 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
Rachel avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
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globe Midvale, Utah

Kicking a$$ through this drought!

Survivor Survivor
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xp 70 XP
globe Wellington

she got bugs :(

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xp 204 XP

It’s so beautiful and sweet!

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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
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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globe Granite Falls, Washington

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.

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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