Plant Care Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

5.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Dusty Miller has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Dusty Miller has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Silver Ragwort


Jacobaea maritima

How to care for Dusty Miller


How often to water your Dusty Miller

Water needs for Dusty Miller
0.5 cups
every 9

Dusty Miller 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 Dusty Miller

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dusty Miller in your home

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

Dusty Miller love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dusty Miller does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dusty Miller

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

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.

What other plant parents say

Dusty Miller has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Dusty Miller has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Dusty Miller has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Dusty Miller has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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leaf-1 8 Plants
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Its silver color is so unusual. Looks great outside and will come back after a long cold winter. Looks great inside too . I planted some around my Dumbcain and it looks spectacular.

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leaf-1 33 Plants
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DO NOT over water this plant. It prefers dry conditions

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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