Plant Care China Aster

China Aster

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

China Aster has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
China Aster has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About China Aster

Callistephus chinensis, or China aster, is a cool weather annual with many cultivars and colors to choose from. It grows easily in rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. China aster displays showy, 3-5-inch diameter blooms from early summer to fall. It can be prone to aphids, spider mites, leafhoppers, wilt, or stem rot.


Callistephus chinensis

Also known as

Giant Crego Aster, Giant Crego Aster, China aster, Callistephus and Annual aster

How to care for China Aster


How often to water your China Aster

Water needs for China Aster
0.5 cups
every 9

China Aster 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 China Aster

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Giant Crego Aster in your home

Light needs and placement for plant China Aster: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

China Aster love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

China Aster does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize China Aster

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

Difficulty Level

China Aster is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for China Aster

China Aster

China Aster

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.

What other plant parents say

China Aster has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
China Aster has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
China Aster has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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So easy to care for! So pretty and smells yummy too! Need to repot but can’t bring myself too! I love how the pot matches the flowers🐯💛

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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