Plant Care Canadian Fleabane

Canadian Fleabane

About Canadian Fleabane

Canadian Fleabane is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Canadian Fleabane likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Canadian Fleabane belongs to the Erigeron genus, and is native to the Americas.

⚠️ Canadian Fleabane is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Erigeron canadensis

Also known as

Butterweed, Colstail and Marestail

How to care for Canadian Fleabane


How often to water your Canadian Fleabane

Water needs for Canadian Fleabane
0.5 cups
every 9

Canadian Fleabane 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 Canadian Fleabane

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 Canadian Fleabane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Canadian Fleabane: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Canadian Fleabane love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Canadian Fleabane does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Canadian Fleabane

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

Difficulty Level

Canadian Fleabane can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Canadian Fleabane

Canadian Fleabane

Canadian Fleabane

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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