Plant Care Flossflower


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Flossflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Flossflower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

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.


Ageratum houstonianum

Also known as

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

How to care for Flossflower


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Flossflower



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.

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
Lexie.h36 avatar
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I hav absolutely zero complaints! This plant is perfect, it grows so quickly and the flowers are so pretty!

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Blooms easily Blooms easily

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