Plant Care False Aster

False Aster

Also known as

false chamomile, star boltonia, white doll's daisy, white doll's-daisy, Bolton's aster, aster-like boltonia and white boltonia


Boltonia asteroides

How to care for False Aster


How often to water your False Aster

Water needs for False Aster
0.5 cups
every 9

False Aster 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 False Aster in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Aster: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

False Aster may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize False Aster

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

Care Summary for False Aster

False Aster

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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