Plant Care Arrowleaf Ragwort

Arrowleaf Ragwort

About Arrowleaf Ragwort

Arrowleaf Ragwort is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

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

Taxonomy

Senecio triangularis
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

arrowleaf ragwort, arrowleaf groundsel and arrowleaf butterweed

How to care for Arrowleaf Ragwort

💦 Water

How often to water your Arrowleaf Ragwort

Water needs for Arrowleaf Ragwort
0.5 cups
every 12

Arrowleaf Ragwort needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Arrowleaf Ragwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arrowleaf Ragwort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Arrowleaf Ragwort 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 Arrowleaf Ragwort in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Arrowleaf Ragwort

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Arrowleaf Ragwort thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Arrowleaf Ragwort may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Arrowleaf Ragwort prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Arrowleaf Ragwort is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Arrowleaf Ragwort grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Arrowleaf Ragwort to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Arrowleaf Ragwort is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Arrowleaf Ragwort will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Arrowleaf Ragwort

Arrowleaf Ragwort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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