Plant Care American Burnweed

American Burnweed

About American Burnweed

American Burnweed is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

American Burnweed likes soil that is well draining.

American Burnweed belongs to the Erechtites genus, and is native to the Americas.


Erechtites hieraciifolia

Also known as

American fireweed, Malayan groundsel, burnweed and fireweed

How to care for American Burnweed


How often to water your American Burnweed

Water needs for American Burnweed
0.5 cups
every 9

American Burnweed 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 American Burnweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Burnweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Burnweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Burnweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Burnweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize American Burnweed

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for American Burnweed

American Burnweed

American Burnweed

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.

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