Plant Care Black-eyed susan

Black-eyed susan

Also known as

Orange coneflower and Perennial coneflower


Rudbeckia fulgida

How to care for Black-eyed susan


How often to water your Black-eyed susan

Water needs for Black-eyed susan
0.5 cups
every 9

Black-eyed susan 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.

Calculate water needs of Black-eyed susan

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Black-eyed susan in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black-eyed susan: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black-eyed susan love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Black-eyed susan does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black-eyed susan in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Black-eyed susan

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black-eyed susan: 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 Black-eyed susan after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Black-eyed susan is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black-eyed susan

Black-eyed susan

Black-eyed susan

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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