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 located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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

Plant care guide for Dusty Miller in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Dusty Miller in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Dusty Miller in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 21st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Dusty Miller in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.8% ☀️

November 24th, 2021

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 26.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Dusty Miller in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 24th, 2021

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of dayli…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

Dusty Miller does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Dusty Miller

Nutrient needs for plant Dusty Miller in Memphis, Tennessee

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 25th, 2021

The growing potential in Memphis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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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 your location in Memphis, Tennessee, 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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DO NOT over water this plant. It prefers dry conditions

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

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