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.

Taxonomy

Eclipta prostrata
Eclipta
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

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

How to care for False Daisy

💦 Water

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.

Calculate water needs of False Daisy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 💪.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing False Daisy →

Common False Daisy Problems →


💦 Water Needs

False Daisy 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.

False Daisy Water Frequency →

False Daisy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

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

False Daisy Light Requirements →

False Daisy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

False Daisy is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💩 Fertilizer

False Daisy 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.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

False Daisy grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune False Daisy →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
False Daisy can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

False Daisy 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 False Daisy

False Daisy

False Daisy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft 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.

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