Plant Care Bachelor's Button

Bachelor's Button

Also known as

Ampherephis aristata, Ampherephis intermedia, Ampherephis mutica, Ampherephis pilosa, Ampherephis pulchella, Amphibecis violacea, Amphirephis aristata, Amphirephis intermedia, Amphirephis mutica, Amphirephis pilosa, Amphirephis pulchella, Baccharoides brachylepis, Baccharoides holtonii, Baccharoides muticum, Baccharoides violaceum, Cacalia brachylepis, Centratherum aristatum, Centratherum brachylepis, Centratherum brevispinum, Centratherum camporum camporum, Centratherum holtonii, Centratherum intermedium, Centratherum longispinum, Centratherum muticum, Centratherum parviflorum, Centratherum pulchellum, Centratherum punctatum brachyphyllum, Centratherum punctatum foliosum, Centratherum punctatum parviflorum, Centratherum punctatum punctatum, Centratherum punctatum viscosissimum, Centratherum punctatum viscossissimum, Centratherum violaceaum, Centratherum violaceum, Crantzia ovata, Spixia violacea and Vernonia brachylepis


Centratherum punctatum

How to care for Bachelor's Button


How often to water your Bachelor's Button

Water needs for Bachelor's Button
0.5 cups
every 9

Bachelor's Button needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Bachelor's Button

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.

Plant care guide for Bachelor's Button in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

22% Very Low

Growing Bachelor's Button in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Bachelor's Button in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 8th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Bachelor's Button in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will increase by 58.5% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

Minneapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to increase by 58.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Bachelor's Button in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will increase by 1.5 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 5.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 16.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of…

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Finding light for Bachelor's Button in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bachelor's Button: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bachelor's Button may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.


How to fertilize Bachelor's Button

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bachelor's Button: 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 Bachelor's Button after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Bachelor's Button

Bachelor's Button

Bachelor's Button

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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