Plant Care Flossflower

Flossflower

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About Flossflower

Belonging to the family Asteraceae, this is a frost-tender annual to 1/2-1' tall with clusters of fluffy, aster-like flowers blooming from May to October. It is moderately drought tolerance but prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil and full sun. The plant is seldom damaged by rabbits and deer.

Taxonomy

Ageratum houstonianum
Ageratum
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Blue Billygoat Weed, Blue Billygoat Weed, Bluemink, Blueweed, Pussy foot and Mexican paintbrush

How to care for Flossflower

💦 Water

How often to water your Flossflower

Water needs for Flossflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Flossflower 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 Flossflower

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blue Billygoat Weed in your home

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

Flossflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flossflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Flossflower

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Flossflower is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Blue Billygoat Weed →

Common Blue Billygoat Weed Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Flossflower 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.

Blue Billygoat Weed Water Frequency →

Blue Billygoat Weed Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Flossflower 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 🏡.

Blue Billygoat Weed Light Requirements →

Blue Billygoat Weed Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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

Flossflower 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Blue Billygoat Weed →


💩 Fertilizer

Flossflower should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Blue Billygoat Weed →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Flossflower can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blue Billygoat Weed Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Flossflower

Flossflower

Flossflower


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.

What other plant parents say

Flossflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Flossflower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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05/16/2021

I hav absolutely zero complaints! This plant is perfect, it grows so quickly and the flowers are so pretty!

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