Plant Care Great Blanket Flower

Great Blanket Flower

About Great Blanket Flower

Great Blanket Flower is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

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

Great Blanket Flower belongs to the Gaillardia genus, and is native to Subarctic America to the Northern United States.


Gaillardia aristata

How to care for Great Blanket Flower


How often to water your Great Blanket Flower

Water needs for Great Blanket Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Great Blanket Flower 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 Great Blanket Flower

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 Great Blanket Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Great Blanket Flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Great Blanket Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Great Blanket Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Great Blanket Flower

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

Difficulty Level

Great Blanket Flower 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 Great Blanket Flower

Great Blanket Flower

Great Blanket Flower

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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