Plant Care Florida Snake-Cotton

Florida Snake-Cotton

Also known as

Froelichia gracilis var. floridana, Froelichia campestris, Froelichia floridana var. pallescens, Gomphrena exaltata, prairie cottonweed, Florida snakecotton, large cottonweed, field snakecotton and plains snakecotton


Froelichia floridana

How to care for Florida Snake-Cotton


How often to water your Florida Snake-Cotton

Water needs for Florida Snake-Cotton
0.5 cups
every 9

Florida Snake-Cotton 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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Finding light for Florida Snake-Cotton in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Florida Snake-Cotton: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Florida Snake-Cotton 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 Florida Snake-Cotton

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

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Florida Snake-Cotton

Florida Snake-Cotton

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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