Plant Care Evening Starflower

Evening Starflower

Also known as

evening-star, gumbo-lily, ten-petal blazingstar, tenpetal blazingstar, tenpetal mentzelia, tenpetal stickleaf, ten-petalled blazing star, sand-lily, ten-petalled evening star, ten-petalled stickleaf and ten-petalled western star


Mentzelia decapetala

How to care for Evening Starflower


How often to water your Evening Starflower

Water needs for Evening Starflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Evening Starflower 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

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.

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Finding light for Evening Starflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Evening Starflower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Evening Starflower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Evening Starflower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Evening Starflower

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Evening Starflower

Evening Starflower

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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