Plant Care bristly starbur

bristly starbur

Also known as

bristly starbur, goat's head, hispid starburr and starbur

Taxonomy

Acanthospermum hispidum
Acanthospermum
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for bristly starbur

Water

How often to water your bristly starbur

Water needs for bristly starbur
0.5 cups
every 9

bristly starbur needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for bristly starbur in your home

Light needs and placement for plant bristly starbur: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

bristly starbur may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize bristly starbur

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for bristly starbur: 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 bristly starbur after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for bristly starbur

bristly starbur


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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