Plant Care Beggar-Ticks

Beggar-Ticks

Also known as

Spanish needles, Spanish needles, Black-jack, Beggar-ticks, Cobbler's pegs, Sticky beaks, Farmer's friends and Spanish needle

Taxonomy

Bidens pilosa
Bidens
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Beggar-Ticks

Water

How often to water your Beggar-Ticks

Water needs for Beggar-Ticks
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Houston, Texas.

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 Beggar-Ticks

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Beggar-Ticks in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Growing Beggar-Ticks in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Beggar-Ticks in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 7th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Beggar-Ticks in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.2% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 17.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Beggar-Ticks in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Spanish needles in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Beggar-Ticks: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 Houston, Texas ⛅.

Beggar-Ticks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Beggar-Ticks

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

When to repot Beggar-Ticks

Nutrient needs for plant Beggar-Ticks in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 7th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston 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…

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Care Summary for Beggar-Ticks

Beggar-Ticks

Beggar-Ticks


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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