Plant Care American basketflower

American basketflower

About American basketflower

American basketflower is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Taxonomy

Centaurea americana
Centaurea
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

American basketflower, Plectocephalus americanus and American starthistle

How to care for American basketflower

Water

How often to water your American basketflower

Water needs for American basketflower
0.5 cups
every 9

American basketflower 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for American basketflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American basketflower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American basketflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American basketflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize American basketflower

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for American basketflower

American basketflower


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.

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