Plant Care Bidens Pilosa

Bidens Pilosa

Also known as

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


Bidens pilosa

How to care for Bidens Pilosa


How often to water your Bidens Pilosa

Water needs for Bidens Pilosa
0.5 cups
every 9

Bidens Pilosa 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 Bidens Pilosa

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Hairy Beggarticks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bidens Pilosa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bidens Pilosa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bidens Pilosa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bidens Pilosa

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Bidens Pilosa

Bidens Pilosa

Bidens Pilosa

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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