Plant Care Balsam Ragwort

Balsam Ragwort

About Balsam Ragwort

Balsam Ragwort is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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


Packera paupercula

Also known as

Balsam Ragwort and Balsam Groundsel

How to care for Balsam Ragwort


How often to water your Balsam Ragwort

Water needs for Balsam Ragwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Balsam Ragwort 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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Finding light for Balsam Ragwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Balsam Ragwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Balsam Ragwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Balsam Ragwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Balsam Ragwort

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Balsam Ragwort

Balsam Ragwort

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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