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.

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 located in San Jose, California.

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

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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 San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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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 San Jose, California ⛅.

American Burnweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

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

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