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.

Taxonomy

Wisteria sinensis
Wisteria
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Chinese wisteria

Water

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 located in Westerville, Ohio.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Chinese wisteria in Westerville, Ohio

Westerville, Ohio

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Growing Chinese wisteria in Westerville right now

Light needs for plant Chinese wisteria in Westerville, Ohio

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Chinese wisteria in Westerville, Ohio

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.5% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Westerville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Westerville is expected to decrease by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy per…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ⛅.

Chinese wisteria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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!


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Care Summary for Chinese wisteria

Chinese wisteria

Chinese wisteria


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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