Also known as
desert sunflower, hairy desert sunflower and desert gold
How to care for Desert Sunflower
How often to water your Desert Sunflower
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 San Francisco, California.
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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San Francisco, California
Finding light for Desert Sunflower in your home
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 San Francisco, California ⛅.
How to fertilize Desert Sunflower
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.
Desert Sunflower 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.
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.
Desert Sunflower grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
Care Summary for Desert Sunflower
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Francisco, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.