Catharanthus roseus

Common name: Vinca

Scientific name: Catharanthus roseus

Vinca/ Periwinkle is one of the most popular and widely used ground covers. This tough, low-maintenance, and pest-free plant produces pretty broadleaf foliage and flowers with slender tube and five spreading lobes that are rose-pink, white, or white with a reddish eye.


Plant typeFlowering plant
Available colorsPink, White, Red
Growth habitUpright
Mature height6 – 8 inches
Mature width5 – 6 inches
Soil conditionNo specific medium.
SunlightDirect light
Water requirementOnce per 4 – 5 days based on the soil moisture condition.
Nutrition requirementAdd flowering fertilizer once per 10 – 12 days.
MaintenanceRemove dry flowers during rainy period to protect from diseases.
Common issuesNo specific issues.
Pot size14cm