Plant Care Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Chocolate Cosmos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Chocolate Cosmos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Black Cosmos and Black Dahlia

Taxonomy

Cosmos atrosanguineus
Cosmos
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Chocolate Cosmos

💦 Water

How often to water your Chocolate Cosmos

Water needs for Chocolate Cosmos
0.5 cups
every 9

Chocolate Cosmos 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 Chocolate Cosmos

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chocolate Cosmos in your home

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

Chocolate Cosmos love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chocolate Cosmos does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chocolate Cosmos

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Chocolate Cosmos 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!

Benefits of Growing Chocolate Cosmos →

Common Chocolate Cosmos Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Chocolate Cosmos 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.

Chocolate Cosmos Water Frequency →

Chocolate Cosmos Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chocolate Cosmos 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 🏡.

Chocolate Cosmos Light Requirements →

Chocolate Cosmos 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

Chocolate Cosmos 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 Chocolate Cosmos →

When and How to Successfully Repot Chocolate Cosmos →


💩 Fertilizer

Chocolate Cosmos is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chocolate Cosmos can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Chocolate Cosmos Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos


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

Chocolate Cosmos has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Chocolate Cosmos has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Chocolate Cosmos has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@mayamochii avatar
@@mayamochii
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 695 XP
globe Oakland, CA
07/20/2021

if you think it’s dead, it’s probably not. just trim back the dry foliage and it’ll come back!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Melissa avatar
@Melissa
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 122 XP
globe Windsor, CA
05/27/2021

Give it room to grow! It blooms every day

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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