Plant Care Common Zinnia
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Common Zinnia

4.3 out of 5 (12 experiences)

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

Also known as

Zinnia

Taxonomy

Zinnia elegans
Zinnia
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Common Zinnia

Water

How often to water your Common Zinnia

Water needs for Common Zinnia
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Zinnia 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 Zinnia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Common Zinnia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Zinnia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Zinnia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Zinnia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Zinnia

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common Zinnia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Common Zinnia

Common Zinnia

Common Zinnia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Common Zinnia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Common Zinnia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Common Zinnia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Common Zinnia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Common Zinnia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Common Zinnia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Common Zinnia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Common Zinnia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Reireiko avatar
@Reireiko
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
08/07/2021

When I said pest magnifier, I grow all of my plants outside. Instead of eating the plant, I get anything from moths to butterflies to spiders to even flies around the flower where they hide out. Beautiful plant, grows tall so prepare something for it to grow up along.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Nanashomeheaven avatar
@Nanashomeheaven
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 197 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba
07/26/2021

It was a class plant that I got to take home, we left it over a long, hot weekend with little to no shade when it was being watered once a day. A classmate gave it some watered down 5 hour energy and it seemed to be good. I do not recommend this though because for any other plant it would have died, this plant is friendly, but energy drinks are not:)

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
James avatar
@James
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Nathan, Queensland
06/02/2021

Can grow surprising large, so perhaps be prepared to train the stem along a pole or prop

Fast grower Fast grower

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