Plant Care American Sneezeweed

American Sneezeweed

Also known as

yellowdicks, yellow sneezeweed, fiveleaf sneezeweed, and bitter sneezeweed


Helenium amarum

How to care for American Sneezeweed


How often to water your American Sneezeweed

Water needs for American Sneezeweed
0.5 cups
every 9

American Sneezeweed 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 American Sneezeweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Sneezeweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Sneezeweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Sneezeweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Sneezeweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize American Sneezeweed

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

Difficulty Level

American Sneezeweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for American Sneezeweed

American Sneezeweed

American Sneezeweed

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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