Plant Care Desert Sunflower

Desert Sunflower

Also known as

desert sunflower, hairy desert sunflower and desert gold


Geraea canescens

How to care for Desert Sunflower


How often to water your Desert Sunflower

Water needs for Desert Sunflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Sunflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Nashville, Tennessee.

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.

Plant care guide for Desert Sunflower in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

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Finding light for Desert Sunflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Sunflower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Desert Sunflower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Nashville, Tennessee ⛅.


How to fertilize Desert Sunflower

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

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Desert Sunflower

Desert Sunflower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Nashville, Tennessee, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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