Plant Care Bur Marigold

Bur Marigold

About Bur Marigold

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

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

Bur Marigold belongs to the Bidens genus, and is native to the Southern United States to Northern Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.


Bidens laevis

Also known as

smooth beggarticks, Larger Bur-marigold and Bur-marigold

How to care for Bur Marigold


How often to water your Bur Marigold

Water needs for Bur Marigold
0.5 cups
every 9

Bur Marigold 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.

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 Bur Marigold in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bur Marigold: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bur Marigold love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bur Marigold does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bur Marigold

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bur Marigold

Bur Marigold

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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