Plant Care Pansy

Pansy

Also known as

Garden pansy

Taxonomy

Viola wittrockiana
Viola
Violaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Pansy

Water

How often to water your Pansy

Water needs for Pansy
0.5 cups
every 9

Pansy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Pansy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Pansy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Pansy in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Pansy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Pansy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 29.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Pansy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 7.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Pansy in your home

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

Pansy 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Pansy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pansy

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

When to repot Pansy

Nutrient needs for plant Pansy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Pansy 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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Fertilizer
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Pansy

Pansy

Pansy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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