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White Vinca Plants for Sale Online
White Vinca Plants (Catharanthus roseus) is a tropical plant that grows as an annual in the majority of the United States. Also known as Madagascar periwinkle, this plant loves to be placed in the sun and looks beautiful when planted as a bedding plant.
White Vinca Plants have classy white flowers with stunning green foliage that contrast beautifully. Your Vinca will grow to about six to 18 inches tall at full maturity and blooms from early summer until the first frost of the winter.
Vinca plants are also rabbit resistant and attract pollinators such as butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, etc.
|Mature Height:||6 to 16 Inches|
|Mature Width:||6 to 18 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Selling Points:||Evergreen, flowering, spreads quickly, tolerant of all light conditions, fast growing|
|Details:||An evergreen ground cover that makes a thick carpet of trailing stems.|
How to Care for White Vinca
Before you buy a Vinca plant, be sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving!
How Do I Plant a White Vinca?
It is crucial not to rush to plant your Vinca annuals. If you plant them too early and it is too cold, the soil will remain wet and cause your plant to become sick. These are hot weather annual plants, meaning they do not thrive in cool and wet climates. We recommend planting your White Vinca plants around the same time as you would begin to plant your vegetable garden. Full sun is best for your plant to bloom beautiful and luscious flowers. However, if you live in an extremely hot climate, some afternoon shade wouldn't harm your plant one bit.
When Should I Water White Vinca Plant?
A common mistake when caring for a Vinca plant is overwatering it. We recommend that you only water your plant once the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. This usually equals a weekly watering schedule. However, if you live in an area that receives lots of rainfall or you're having a year of more rainfall than usual, cut back on watering because the rain is already providing what your plant needs. This plant thrives in dry soil conditions. It is better to wait for water than to water too soon. You could risk the chance of root rot disease, and that could cause permeant damage to your plant.
How Often Should I Fertilize My White Vinca Plant?
If your Vinca plant is in the ground, we recommend that you fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer at the time of planting. You can also apply compost to the plant bed and will help add the nutrients that fertilizer adds. If your plant is grown in containers, we recommend feeding it more frequently with a general, all-purpose fertilizer. Doing so will help replenish any nutrients that are lost during watering.
What Type of Light is Best for White Vinca Annuals?
Your annual Vinca loves to be in full sunlight. We recommend planting your annual in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day, preferably more. Your plant will survive in partially shaded areas. However, it most likely will become leggy and not produce as many flowers if it receives too much shade. If your plant is in a container, you can move it around parts of your garden to ensure it receives enough sunlight each day. The more sun your plant receives, the more luscious and full its flowers will be.