Plant Care Dense Blazing Star

Dense Blazing Star

About Dense Blazing Star

Dense Blazing Star is a relatively 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.

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

Dense Blazing Star belongs to the Liatris genus, and is native to the Central to Eastern United States and Eastern Canada.


Liatris spicata

Also known as

Blazing star and Prairie gay feather

How to care for Dense Blazing Star


How often to water your Dense Blazing Star

Water needs for Dense Blazing Star
0.5 cups
every 9

Dense Blazing Star 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 Dense Blazing Star

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 Dense Blazing Star in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dense Blazing Star: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dense Blazing Star love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dense Blazing Star does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dense Blazing Star in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dense Blazing Star

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

Difficulty Level

Dense Blazing Star is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dense Blazing Star

Dense Blazing Star

Dense Blazing Star

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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