Plant Care Common Pearlyeverlasting

Common Pearlyeverlasting

About Common Pearlyeverlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea is a perennial or biennial with yellowish-white flowers resembling tiny asters. It is found throughout North America and grows wild in moist meadows, by rivers and in sandy and waste places. Pearly everlasting grows best in a light, well-drained, moist soil with full sun. It tolerates frost and usually flowers in late summer with seeds ripening in the fall.

Taxonomy

Anaphalis margaritacea
Anaphalis
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Pearly everlasting and Western pearly everlasting

How to care for Common Pearlyeverlasting

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Pearlyeverlasting

Water needs for Common Pearlyeverlasting
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Pearlyeverlasting 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.

Calculate water needs of Common Pearlyeverlasting

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Pearlyeverlasting in your home

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

Common Pearlyeverlasting love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Pearlyeverlasting does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Pearlyeverlasting in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Pearlyeverlasting

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Common Pearlyeverlasting prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Pearlyeverlasting requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Common Pearlyeverlasting does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Pearlyeverlasting is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Pearlyeverlasting can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Common Pearlyeverlasting can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Common Pearlyeverlasting

Common Pearlyeverlasting

Common Pearlyeverlasting


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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