Plant Care Wild pansy
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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

Taxonomy

Viola tricolor
Viola
Violaceae
Malpighiales

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 🏡.

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Wild pansy

Wild pansy

Wild pansy


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

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
@Rachel
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 106 XP
globe Midvale, Utah
08/02/2021

Kicking a$$ through this drought!

Survivor Survivor
Isobel avatar
@Isobel
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 70 XP
globe Wellington
07/14/2021

she got bugs :(

Hannahturtle avatar
@Hannahturtle
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 204 XP
05/16/2021

It’s so beautiful and sweet!

Helen avatar
@Helen
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Morecambe, England
05/05/2021

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
Stacycole avatar
@Stacycole
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Granite Falls, Washington
03/30/2021

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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