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.
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
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 located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Atkinson's Tickseed in your home
Atkinson's Tickseed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
Atkinson's Tickseed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Atkinson's Tickseed
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.
Atkinson's Tickseed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Atkinson's Tickseed 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.
Atkinson's Tickseed 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 🏡.
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.
Atkinson's Tickseed 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!
Atkinson's Tickseed should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Atkinson's Tickseed is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Atkinson's Tickseed can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Atkinson's Tickseed can be propagated by division into new individual plants.
- Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
- If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
- Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
- Repot the parent plant back into its original pot
Care Summary for Atkinson's Tickseed
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.