4.7 out of 5 (55 experiences)
Also known as
Comb Flower, Autumn Beauty Sunflower and chianti hybrid
How to care for Common Sunflower
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 Columbia, South Carolina.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 15th, 2021
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
October 12th, 2021
Columbia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to decrease by 27.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
October 13th, 2021
This month, Columbia is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of d…
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 Columbia, South Carolina ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Common Sunflower thrive 🌿!
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.
What other plant parents say
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 you plant alongside something squirrels hate however - like Geraniums or Hyacinths - they’ll keep them from becoming lunch!
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 it can take up the space it needs and get a lot of sunlight.