Plant Care American Basket-Flower

American Basket-Flower

Also known as

Centaurea americana, American basketflower and American starthistle


Plectocephalus americanus

How to care for American Basket-Flower

💦 Water

How often to water your American Basket-Flower

Water needs for American Basket-Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

American Basket-Flower 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?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for American Basket-Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Basket-Flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

American Basket-Flower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of American Basket-Flower in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Basket-Flower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for American Basket-Flower: 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 American Basket-Flower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for American Basket-Flower

American Basket-Flower

American Basket-Flower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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