Plant Care Argentine Fleabane

Argentine Fleabane

About Argentine Fleabane

Argentine Fleabane is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Argentine Fleabane likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Argentine Fleabane belongs to the Erigeron genus, and is native to Mexico.

⚠️ Argentine Fleabane is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Erigeron bonariensis

Also known as

Fleabane, Flax-leaf fleabane, Wavy-leaf fleabane, Argentine fleabane and Hairy fleabane

How to care for Argentine Fleabane


How often to water your Argentine Fleabane

Water needs for Argentine Fleabane
0.5 cups
every 9

Argentine Fleabane 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 Argentine Fleabane

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.

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Finding light for Argentine Fleabane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Argentine Fleabane: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Argentine Fleabane love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Argentine Fleabane does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Argentine Fleabane

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

Difficulty Level

Argentine Fleabane can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Argentine Fleabane

Argentine Fleabane

Argentine Fleabane

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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