Plant Care Ashy Sunflower

Ashy Sunflower

About Ashy Sunflower

Ashy 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.

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

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


Helianthus mollis

How to care for Ashy Sunflower


How often to water your Ashy Sunflower

Water needs for Ashy Sunflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Ashy 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Ashy Sunflower in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

32% Very Low

Finding light for Ashy Sunflower in your home

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

Ashy Sunflower 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota ⛅.

Ashy Sunflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Ashy Sunflower

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Ashy Sunflower

Ashy Sunflower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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