Plant Care Coneflower

Coneflower

Also known as

Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower, Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower, Narrow-leaved purple coneflower and Blacksamson echinacea

Taxonomy

Echinacea angustifolia
Echinacea
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Coneflower

💦 Water

How often to water your Coneflower

Water needs for Coneflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Coneflower 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 Coneflower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower in your home

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

Coneflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Coneflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Coneflower

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Coneflower is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower →

Common Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Coneflower prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower Water Frequency →

Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Coneflower requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower Light Requirements →

Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Coneflower does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower →

When and How to Successfully Repot Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower →


💩 Fertilizer

Coneflower grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Coneflower grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Coneflower can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Coneflower

Coneflower

Coneflower


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.

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