Also known as
Spanish needles, Spanish needles, Black-jack, Beggar-ticks, Cobbler's pegs, Sticky beaks, Farmer's friends and Spanish needle
How to care for Beggar-Ticks
Beggar-Ticks needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 7th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
December 5th, 2021
Atlanta is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to decrease by 20.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
December 5th, 2021
This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayli…
Beggar-Ticks love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.
Beggar-Ticks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Beggar-Ticks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
December 6th, 2021
The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…