Also known as
yellowdicks, yellow sneezeweed, fiveleaf sneezeweed, and bitter sneezeweed
How to care for American Sneezeweed
How often to water your American Sneezeweed
American Sneezeweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for American Sneezeweed in your home
American Sneezeweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
American Sneezeweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize American Sneezeweed
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.
American Sneezeweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
American Sneezeweed 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.
American Sneezeweed requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
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.
American Sneezeweed does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
American Sneezeweed should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
American Sneezeweed grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
American Sneezeweed can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for American Sneezeweed
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.