Plant Care Blackeyed Susan

Blackeyed Susan

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Blackeyed Susan has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Blackeyed Susan has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Blackeyed Susan

Blackeyed Susan is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 154 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Blackeyed Susan belongs to the Rudbeckia genus, and is native to the Eastern United States.


Rudbeckia hirta

Also known as

Black eyed susan, Black-eyed susan, Brown-eyed susan, Brown betty, Gloriosa daisy, Golden jerusalem, English bull's eye, poor-land daisy, Yellow daisy and Yellow ox-eye daisy

How to care for Blackeyed Susan


How often to water your Blackeyed Susan

Water needs for Blackeyed Susan
0.5 cups
every 9

Blackeyed 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 Blackeyed Susan

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Blackeyed Susan in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blackeyed Susan: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blackeyed Susan love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blackeyed Susan does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Blackeyed Susan

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

Difficulty Level

Blackeyed Susan is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Blackeyed Susan

Blackeyed Susan

Blackeyed 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.

What other plant parents say

Blackeyed Susan has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Blackeyed Susan has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Blackeyed Susan has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Blackeyed Susan has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Blackeyed Susan has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Bpaige1020 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe Minden, LA

Love the pretty bright colors! I planted these in my yard, it is super humid where I live which causes the petals to wilt some. Other than that, I love it!

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily

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