Abundant blooms with attractive color make vinca an excellent selection if you have little time to decorate your garden.

    What makes it special:
  • Best attractive flowering plant for pot culture and for flower beds.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Perfect plant for outdoor and balcony decoration garden.
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25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Vinca

Vinca also known as Vinca rosea and belongs to family Apocynaceae, Vinca plants are herbaceous, and have slender trailing stems not growing more than 20 to 70 cm above ground. Vinca is an easy to grow and best suited for beds, borders, edging and containers.

Vinca prefers full sun, tolerates heat and drought. Vinca takes a long time to flower when started from seed. Vinca does not need either deadheading or pinching to maintain its bloom and form.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Vinca (White), Madagascar periwinkle, Myrtle, Nitya Pushpa, Vinca
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 20 to 70 centimeter
Flower Colour Red color.
Bloom Time December-February
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Light Requirement

  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Do not over-water the plant.
  • Apply water preferably in morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.

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    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

    Vinca care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural direct 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 25 to 35 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    Vinca special feature

    The low care nature of vinca plants helps them succeed in window boxes and other garden containers. Vinca has durable, abundant flowers and It is now available in a wonderful selection of new colors, larger flowers and even new growth habits. Both creeping and dwarf upright types are available.

    Vinca uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • To decorate outdoor space, pot culture, flower bed

    Medicinal Use:

    • Lowering blood pressure, Lowering sugar levels for diabetics,Treatment for coughs, colds, sore throats,Treating eye and lung infections
    • Note: Used only after consulting the Health specialist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Vincas annuals?

    Vincas are not annuals they are perennials.

    Why do Vinca leaves curl?

    Curling of Vincas leaves are usually caused by spider mites or other types of pests, but could also be caused by excess fertilizer, under watering, or extreme temperature changes like cold or hot drafts.

    Where are Vinca seeds?

    Vinca seeds, hidden on the stems beneath blooming flowers.

    Do Vincas grow from cuttings?

    Yes, Vinca can grow through cuttings.

    Why Vinca leaves turn yellow?

    Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting 4-6 hours of bright sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if upper layer of soil (1-2 inches)feel dry to touch then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location.

    Does Vinca attract butterflies?

    Yes, Vinca flowers attract butterflies.

    Are Vincas perennial?

    Yes, Vincas are perennials.

    Can Vinca grow in full sun?

    Yes, Vinca can grow in full sun(4-6 hrs).

    Does Vinca climb?

    No, Vinca can not climb.

    How to grow Vinca?

    Vinca can be grown through seeds. Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light(4-6 hours). The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season (May-June )feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    Are Vinca flowers edible?

    No, Vinca flowers are not edible.

    What is Vinca rosea?

    Catharanthus roseus (synonymous with Vinca rosea) is a perennial flowering plant.

    Does Vinca need full sun?

    Yes, it requires full sunlight(4-6 hours morning sunlight).

    Do Vinca flowers spread?

    Yes, Vinca flowers spread.

    When does Vinca bloom?

    Vinca blooms in the month of May-June

    Is Vinca minor a perennial?

    Yes, Vinca minor a perennial.

    Does Vinca spread?

    Yes, Vinca can spread like runners.

    Is Vinca evergreen?

    Yes, Vinca is evergreen.

    Will Vinca survive winter?

    Vinca plants need winter protection only during extreme rare winter temperatures. Healthy plants can survive temperatures as low as 15- 20 Degrees C.

    Is Vinca poisonous?

    Yes, Vinca is mildly poisonous if digested.

    How to plant Vinca?

    1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing Spring)(February-March)season.

    Why Vinca dying?

    It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight (4-6 hrs.), water it when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inch)feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location.

    Can Vinca be grown indoors?

    Yes, Vinca can be grown indoors where enough amount of bright light (morning sunlight 4-6 hours) is available.

    Will Vinca grow in shade?

    Yes, Vinca can be grown in shade where enough amount of bright light (morning sunlight 4-6 hours) is available.

    Is Vinca invasive?

    No, Vinca is not invasive.

    When to plant Vinca?

    You can plant Vinca in April - August month.



    Reviews

    Sunday, 26 January 2020

    Plant received looks good. However, exact review can be given after the plant starts to grow.

    Haritha Sudeep Karat

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments

    ravi sutar

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Really nice and I have never seen anything like this before ...

    Rajan Yadav
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