Plant Care Bigleaf Aster

Bigleaf Aster

About Bigleaf Aster

Big-leaved Aster is a perennial in the daisy family. It is found in moist to dry forests at moderate to high elevations.


Eurybia macrophylla

Also known as

Aster macrophyllus, bigleaf aster, large-leaved aster, largeleaf aster and bigleaf wood aster

How to care for Bigleaf Aster


How often to water your Bigleaf Aster

Water needs for Bigleaf Aster
0.5 cups
every 9

Bigleaf Aster 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Bigleaf Aster in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bigleaf Aster: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bigleaf Aster may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Bigleaf Aster

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

Difficulty Level

Bigleaf Aster is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bigleaf Aster

Bigleaf Aster

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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