4.7 out of 5 (58 experiences)
About Common Sunflower
Common Sunflower is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 837 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Common Sunflower likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Common Sunflower belongs to the helianthus genus, and is native to the Western United States to Mexico.
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 Orlando, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 28th, 2021
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
November 29th, 2021
Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 19.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
November 30th, 2021
This month, Orlando is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…
Common Sunflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Common Sunflower does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
November 27th, 2021
The growing potential in Orlando is medium 👌.
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…
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.