Plant Care Brown-Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Brown-Eyed Susan has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Brown-Eyed Susan has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Blackeyed Susan, Blackeyed Susan, Black eyed susan, Black-eyed susan, Brown-eyed susan, Brown betty, Gloriosa daisy, Golden jerusalem, English bull's eye, poor-land daisy, Yellow daisy and Yellow ox-eye daisy


Rudbeckia hirta

How to care for Brown-Eyed Susan


How often to water your Brown-Eyed Susan

Water needs for Brown-Eyed Susan
0.5 cups
every 9

Brown-Eyed Susan 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 Brown-Eyed Susan

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 Blackeyed Susan in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brown-Eyed Susan: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brown-Eyed Susan love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Brown-Eyed Susan does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brown-Eyed Susan in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Brown-Eyed Susan

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

Difficulty Level

Brown-Eyed Susan is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Brown-Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan

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.

What other plant parents say

Brown-Eyed Susan has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Brown-Eyed Susan has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Brown-Eyed Susan has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Brown-Eyed Susan has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Brown-Eyed Susan has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Bpaige1020 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Minden, LA

Love the pretty bright colors! I planted these in my yard, it is super humid where I live which causes the petals to wilt some. Other than that, I love it!

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily

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