Plant Care Fitch's Spikeweed

Fitch's Spikeweed

Also known as

Fitch's spikeweed and Fitch's tarweed

Taxonomy

Centromadia fitchii
Centromadia
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Fitch's Spikeweed

Water

How often to water your Fitch's Spikeweed

Water needs for Fitch's Spikeweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Fitch's Spikeweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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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 Fitch's Spikeweed in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Fitch's Spikeweed

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

Care Summary for Fitch's Spikeweed

Fitch's Spikeweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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