Plant Care Atkinson's Tickseed

Atkinson's Tickseed

About Atkinson's Tickseed

Atkinson's 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.

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

Atkinson's Tickseed belongs to the Coreopsis genus, and is native to Canada to Eastern Mexico.


Coreopsis tinctoria

Also known as

annual coreopsis, calliopsis, garden tickseed, golden tickseed and painted tickseed

How to care for Atkinson's Tickseed


How often to water your Atkinson's Tickseed

Water needs for Atkinson's Tickseed
0.5 cups
every 9

Atkinson's 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.

Calculate water needs of Atkinson's Tickseed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Atkinson's Tickseed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Atkinson's Tickseed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Atkinson's Tickseed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Atkinson's Tickseed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Atkinson's Tickseed

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Atkinson's Tickseed

Atkinson's Tickseed

Atkinson's Tickseed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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