Plant Care Chinese Wisteria

Chinese Wisteria

About Chinese Wisteria

This vine is considered invasive in the southeast. It needs space and sturdy supports, with full sun for best flowering. Regular pruning is required for shaping and to control rampant growth. It can be slow to become established and flowers may not be produced until the 2nd or 3rd year after planting.


Wisteria sinensis

How to care for Chinese Wisteria


How often to water your Chinese Wisteria

Water needs for Chinese Wisteria
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Wisteria 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 Chinese Wisteria

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Chinese Wisteria in your home

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

Chinese Wisteria love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese Wisteria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chinese Wisteria

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

Difficulty Level

Chinese Wisteria can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chinese Wisteria

Chinese Wisteria

Chinese Wisteria

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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