Plant Care Liatris Spicata

Liatris Spicata

Also known as

Dense Blazing Star, Dense Blazing Star, Blazing star and Prairie gay feather


Liatris spicata

How to care for Liatris Spicata


How often to water your Liatris Spicata

Water needs for Liatris Spicata
0.5 cups
every 9

Liatris Spicata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York.

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 Liatris Spicata

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Liatris Spicata in New York

New York, New York

30% Very Low

Growing Liatris Spicata in New York right now

Light needs for plant Liatris Spicata in New York

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Liatris Spicata in New York

Sunlight will increase by 38.1% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Liatris Spicata in New York

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 30th, 2023

This month, New York is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Dense Blazing Star in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Liatris Spicata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Liatris Spicata 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 New York ⛅.

Liatris Spicata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Liatris Spicata

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

When to repot Liatris Spicata

Nutrient needs for plant Liatris Spicata in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in New York is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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Difficulty Level

Liatris Spicata 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 Liatris Spicata

Liatris Spicata

Liatris Spicata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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