Plant Care Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy

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About Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy is a popular 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.

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

Shasta Daisy belongs to the Leucanthemum genus, and is native to not naturally occurring.

Taxonomy

Leucanthemum x superbum
Leucanthemum
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Shasta Daisy

💦 Water

How often to water your Shasta Daisy

Water needs for Shasta Daisy
0.5 cups
every 9

Shasta Daisy 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 Shasta Daisy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Shasta Daisy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Shasta Daisy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Shasta Daisy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Shasta Daisy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Shasta Daisy

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Shasta Daisy →

Common Shasta Daisy Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Shasta Daisy 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.

Shasta Daisy Water Frequency →

Shasta Daisy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Shasta Daisy 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 🏡.

Shasta Daisy Light Requirements →

Shasta Daisy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🪴 Soil

Shasta Daisy 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Shasta Daisy →


💩 Fertilizer

Shasta Daisy 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Shasta Daisy →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Shasta Daisy can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Shasta Daisy Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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So cute! Plus it attracts both butterflies and bees!

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