Old field balsam
Also known as
Old field balsam, Rabbit tobacco and Sweet everlasting
How to care for Old field balsam
Old field balsam needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Washington, District of Columbia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 7th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in d…
December 6th, 2021
Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 24.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy per m…
December 5th, 2021
This month, Washington is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of da…
Old field balsam 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 Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.
Old field balsam does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Old field balsam after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
December 6th, 2021
The growing potential in Washington is very 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 …