Plant Care Divergent Sunflower

Divergent Sunflower

About Divergent Sunflower

Divergent Sunflower is a super 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.

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

Divergent Sunflower belongs to the Helianthus genus, and is native to Eastern and Central North America.


Helianthus divaricatus

Also known as

rough sunflower, woodland sunflower, Rough Sunfower and Spreading Sunflower

How to care for Divergent Sunflower


How often to water your Divergent Sunflower

Water needs for Divergent Sunflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Divergent Sunflower 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.

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 Divergent Sunflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Divergent Sunflower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Divergent Sunflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Divergent Sunflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Divergent Sunflower in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Divergent Sunflower

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Divergent Sunflower

Divergent Sunflower

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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