Plant Care Centaurea Cyanus

Centaurea Cyanus

Also known as

Cornflower, Cornflower, Bachelor's button and Cornflower - blue ball

Taxonomy

Centaurea cyanus
Centaurea
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Centaurea Cyanus

Water

How often to water your Centaurea Cyanus

Water needs for Centaurea Cyanus
0.5 cups
every 9

Centaurea Cyanus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.

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 Centaurea Cyanus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Centaurea Cyanus in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Growing Centaurea Cyanus in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Centaurea Cyanus in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

October 4th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Centaurea Cyanus in Austin, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 22.8% ☀️

October 4th, 2022

Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 22.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Centaurea Cyanus in Austin, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

October 2nd, 2022

This month, Austin is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Cornflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Centaurea Cyanus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Centaurea Cyanus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Centaurea Cyanus thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Centaurea Cyanus

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

When to repot Centaurea Cyanus

Nutrient needs for plant Centaurea Cyanus in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 3rd, 2022

The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Centaurea Cyanus

Centaurea Cyanus

Centaurea Cyanus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Austin, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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