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

Taxonomy

Rudbeckia hirta
Rudbeckia
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Brown-Eyed Susan

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Blackeyed Susan →

Common Blackeyed Susan Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Brown-Eyed Susan prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Blackeyed Susan Water Frequency →

Blackeyed Susan Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Brown-Eyed Susan requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blackeyed Susan Light Requirements →

Blackeyed Susan Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Brown-Eyed Susan does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Blackeyed Susan →

When and How to Successfully Repot Blackeyed Susan →


💩 Fertilizer

Brown-Eyed Susan should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Blackeyed Susan →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Brown-Eyed Susan grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Brown-Eyed Susan can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blackeyed Susan Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Brown-Eyed Susan can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Brown-Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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
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globe Minden, LA
08/24/2021

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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