Plant Care Common Sunflower

Common Sunflower

4.5 out of 5 (36 experiences)

Common Sunflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Common Sunflower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Comb Flower and Autumn Beauty Sunflower

Taxonomy

Helianthus annuus
Helianthus
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

Common Sunflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 27
Common Sunflower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 14
Common Sunflower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 14
Common Sunflower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Common Sunflower has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Common Sunflower has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Common Sunflower has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Common Sunflower has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
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@Graygardens
South Jordan, UT
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Biggie Smalls by Graygardens on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

I gave it 3 stars because it was a few feet tall and still in a pot that I think was too small for it. It’s better for people who live in warmer weather. I’d also recommend growing it outside so i…

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Bishopton, Scotland
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Keanu Leaves by Abigailburrell on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

I love my sunflowers :) Harry styles and Keanu Leaves have been very good! Love them so much

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@Lil45.2006
Wood Buffalo, AB
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Luna by Lil45.2006 on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

Did not take long to sprout at all and they are already long and growing fast

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@Planthoe
Simi Valley, CA
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Sunny by Planthoe on Greg, the plant care app
04/28/2021

browns and dies very easily and need to be watered everyday

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@Sadie
Markham, ON
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named samuel by Sadie on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

Pretty leaves. Should have given it a lot more sunlight.

.d1l4r4.x avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named sunnies 🔆🔆 by .d1l4r4.x on Greg, the plant care app
05/25/2021

You need to water it everydsy or it dies

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@Joeshy
Bexhill-On-Sea, England
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named libbie by Joeshy on Greg, the plant care app
06/04/2021

growing so quickly !! love it !!

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@Kizwiz
Bristol, England
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Marley by Kizwiz on Greg, the plant care app
05/25/2021

The petals fall off easily

Chahd avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Patricia by Chahd on Greg, the plant care app
04/22/2021

She’s a cutie, my baby

How to care for Common Sunflower

Water

How often to water your Common Sunflower

Water needs for Common Sunflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Sunflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, IL.

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 Common Sunflower

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 Common Sunflower in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

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Growing Common Sunflower in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Common Sunflower in Chicago, IL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Common Sunflower in Chicago, IL

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6.8% ☀️

June 18th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 6.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Common Sunflower in Chicago, IL

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

June 18th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.0 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Common Sunflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Sunflower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Sunflower 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, IL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Common Sunflower thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Sunflower

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

When to repot Common Sunflower

Nutrient needs for plant Common Sunflower in Chicago, IL

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

June 18th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is high 📈.

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 p…

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Care Summary for Common Sunflower

Common Sunflower

Common Sunflower


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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