Plant Care Greater Tickseed

Greater Tickseed

About Greater Tickseed

Greater Tickseed is a super rare 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.

Greater Tickseed likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Greater Tickseed belongs to the coreopsis genus, and is native to the Southeastern United States.

Taxonomy

Coreopsis major
Coreopsis
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Greater Tickseed

Water

How often to water your Greater Tickseed

Water needs for Greater Tickseed
0.5 cups
every 9

Greater Tickseed 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Greater Tickseed in your home

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

Greater Tickseed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Greater Tickseed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Greater Tickseed

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Greater Tickseed

Greater Tickseed


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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