Plant Care Chrysanthemum


About Chrysanthemum

Ajania pacifica is a shrubby herbaceous flowering perennial in the aster family. It is native to the island of Honshu, the main island of Japan, where it grows along the coast. The plant is known for its low, mounding habit and striking variegated foliage. It thrives in full sun and partial shade.


Ajania pacifica

Also known as

Chrysanthemum pacificum and Gold and silver chrysanthemum

How to care for Chrysanthemum


How often to water your Chrysanthemum

Water needs for Chrysanthemum
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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Calculate water needs of Chrysanthemum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Chrysanthemum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chrysanthemum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chrysanthemum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chrysanthemum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Chrysanthemum

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

Difficulty Level

Chrysanthemum is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Chrysanthemum



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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