Plant Care Fewleaf Sunflower

Fewleaf Sunflower

About Fewleaf Sunflower

Fewleaf Sunflower is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

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

Fewleaf Sunflower belongs to the Helianthus genus, and is native to the Eastern United States.


Helianthus occidentalis

Also known as

fewleaf sunflower and western sunflower

How to care for Fewleaf Sunflower


How often to water your Fewleaf Sunflower

Water needs for Fewleaf Sunflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Fewleaf 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 Fewleaf Sunflower in your home

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

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

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

Fewleaf Sunflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Fewleaf Sunflower

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

Difficulty Level

Fewleaf Sunflower is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fewleaf Sunflower

Fewleaf 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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