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.
Also known as
False daisy, yerba de tago, Gunta kalagaraku/Gunta galagaraku, Karisalankanni and bhringraj
How to care for False Daisy
False Daisy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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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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.