Plant Care American Burnweed

American Burnweed

About American Burnweed

American Burnweed is a super 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 located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for American Burnweed in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

36% Very Low

Growing American Burnweed in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant American Burnweed in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant American Burnweed in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will decrease by 35.1% ☀️

December 2nd, 2022

Minneapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to decrease by 35.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant American Burnweed in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

December 1st, 2022

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.6 total hours of …

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

American Burnweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot American Burnweed

Nutrient needs for plant American Burnweed in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2022

The growing potential in Minneapolis is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best…

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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 your location in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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