Plant Care False Daisy

False Daisy

About False Daisy

Eclipta is in the Asteraceae (daisy) family. It is a summer annual with prostrate or ascending stems. Stems are purplish in color and can root at the nodes. This species commonly grows in drain holes of containers. Hand weeding large plants is difficult due to the extensive root growth and adventitious rooting of stems.


Eclipta prostrata

Also known as

False daisy, yerba de tago, Gunta kalagaraku/Gunta galagaraku, Karisalankanni and bhringraj

How to care for False Daisy


How often to water your False Daisy

Water needs for False Daisy
0.5 cups
every 9

False Daisy 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for False Daisy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Daisy: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

False Daisy can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize False Daisy

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

Difficulty Level

False Daisy can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for False Daisy

False Daisy

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft 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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