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 San Francisco, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 16th, 2021
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
October 15th, 2021
San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 31.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of energ…
October 16th, 2021
This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 11.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours…
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 San Francisco, California ☀️.️
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.
October 14th, 2021
The growing potential in San Francisco 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 rep…
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.