Plant Care Bearded Beggarticks

Bearded Beggarticks

About Bearded Beggarticks

Bearded Beggarticks is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Bearded Beggarticks likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Bearded Beggarticks belongs to the Bidens genus, and is native to Southeastern Canada to the United States.


Bidens aristosa

Also known as

bearded beggarticks, western tickseed, long-bracted beggarticks, tickseed beggarticks, swamp marigold and Yankee lice

How to care for Bearded Beggarticks


How often to water your Bearded Beggarticks

Water needs for Bearded Beggarticks
0.5 cups
every 9

Bearded Beggarticks 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 Bearded Beggarticks

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Bearded Beggarticks in your home

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

Bearded Beggarticks love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bearded Beggarticks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bearded Beggarticks

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bearded Beggarticks

Bearded Beggarticks

Bearded Beggarticks

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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