PLANT CARE ( Vinca | Periwinkle )
|Vinca | Periwinkle needs an average to warm temperature between 65°F and 85°F (18°C and 29°C).|
|Vinca | Periwinkle thrives in full sun as long as it is well-watered. Plants that don’t get enough light will grow tall and leggy.|
|This tropical native likes moist air if relative humidity falls below 50%,|
|Water thoroughly and often to keep the soil evenly moist. Use a pot with drainage holes to prevent soggy soil.|
The biggest issue with Vinca | Periwinkle care is overwatering. Apply infrequent supplemental water in only the hottest and driest periods. In temperate zones, water the plants only until established and then rarely. The plant thrives in ideal zones, in either partial shade or partial sun. The key is heat and dryness for a healthy Vinca | Periwinkle. It actually produces the best and most prolific flowers in poor soil, and excessively fertile soils can adversely affect the number of blooms.
For this reason, it’s not necessary to feed the plants except at emergence and installation. Pinch off new stems to promote a bushier plant. You can prune back the woody stems after the season has ended to improve the appearance and promote flowering. This easy-to-care-for plant will astound you with season-long drama in proper environmental regions or a few months of fun in cooler zones.
An example picture gives a trustworthy image of the plant with good care. The plant in the example picture is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. Eventually, the delivered plant may differ in, for example, size, the number of flowers & branches. The Plant Will be in a Plastic Pot, Not The One Shown In The Picture.