Plant Care Giant Crego Aster

Giant Crego Aster

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Giant Crego Aster has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
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About Giant Crego Aster

Callistephus chinensis, or China aster, is a cool weather annual with many cultivars and colors to choose from. It grows easily in rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. China aster displays showy, 3-5-inch diameter blooms from early summer to fall. It can be prone to aphids, spider mites, leafhoppers, wilt, or stem rot.

Taxonomy

Callistephus chinensis
Callistephus
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

China aster, Callistephus and Annual aster

How to care for Giant Crego Aster

💦 Water

How often to water your Giant Crego Aster

Water needs for Giant Crego Aster
0.5 cups
every 9

Giant Crego 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.

Calculate water needs of Giant Crego Aster

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Giant Crego Aster in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Giant Crego Aster: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Giant Crego Aster love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Giant Crego Aster does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Giant Crego Aster in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Giant Crego Aster

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Giant Crego Aster is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Giant Crego Aster →

Common Giant Crego Aster Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Giant Crego Aster 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.

Giant Crego Aster Water Frequency →

Giant Crego Aster Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Giant Crego Aster 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 🏡.

Giant Crego Aster Light Requirements →

Giant Crego Aster Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Giant Crego Aster is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


🪴 Soil

Giant Crego Aster 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Giant Crego Aster →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Giant Crego Aster grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Giant Crego Aster →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Giant Crego Aster can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Giant Crego Aster Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Giant Crego Aster

Giant Crego Aster

Giant Crego Aster


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

Giant Crego Aster has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Giant Crego Aster has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Giant Crego Aster has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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06/08/2021

So easy to care for! So pretty and smells yummy too! Need to repot but can’t bring myself too! I love how the pot matches the flowers🐯💛

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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