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.

Taxonomy

Erechtites hieraciifolia
Erechtites
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

American fireweed, Malayan groundsel, burnweed and fireweed

How to care for American Burnweed

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

American Burnweed 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

American Burnweed requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

American Burnweed does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

American Burnweed is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of American Burnweed can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 American Burnweed

American Burnweed

American Burnweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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