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.


Anaphalis margaritacea

Also known as

Pearly everlasting and Western pearly everlasting

How to care for Common Pearlyeverlasting


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Common Pearlyeverlasting

Common Pearlyeverlasting

Common Pearlyeverlasting

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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