Plant Care Common Sunflower
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Common Sunflower

4.7 out of 5 (55 experiences)

Common Sunflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Common Sunflower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Comb Flower, Autumn Beauty Sunflower and chianti hybrid

Taxonomy

Helianthus annuus
Helianthus
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

Common Sunflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 40
Common Sunflower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 21
Common Sunflower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 18
Common Sunflower has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 13
Common Sunflower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 13
Common Sunflower has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Common Sunflower has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
Common Sunflower has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
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@Mulchinmaeve
Toronto, Ontario
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Sunflora by Mulchinmaeve on Greg, the plant care app
09/13/2021

Beautiful, sunny, and immediately brighten up a garden. However if you have squirrels in your area - these will also immediately serve as a tasty snack for them the day they are put outside. If y…

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@Graygardens
South Jordan, Utah
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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Hobbitpanda avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named The Darlings by Hobbitpanda on Greg, the plant care app
06/20/2021

These grew quickly and in droves! Fairly easy to take care of… just water a bit when they get drier. They love to follow the sunlight.

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@Abigailburr…
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
Fort McMurray, Alberta
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, California
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, Ontario
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.

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@Airschl
Prague, Hlavní město Praha
Rating of the plant Common Sunflower named Molly by Airschl on Greg, the plant care app
07/08/2021

Need to fertilize regularly if having indoor!

.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, 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 !!

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.

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

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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 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.

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

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.

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 the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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