Plant Care Sun Star

Sun Star

1.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Sun Star has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Sun Star has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Star of Bethlehem, Orange Star Plant, Snake Plant and Yellow Chincherinchee


Ornithogalum dubium

How to care for Sun Star


How often to water your Sun Star

Water needs for Sun Star
0.5 cups
every 9

Sun Star 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 Sun Star

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Sun Star in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sun Star: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sun Star love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sun Star does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Sun Star

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Sun Star

Sun Star

Sun Star

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

Sun Star has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Sun Star has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Sun Star has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Sun Star has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Sun Star has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Akutojo avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Strunk, KY

As a new plant parent it’s a BUTT to take care of, but I am glad it’s survived over a year of me. In the end it’s a beautiful plant if you know what your doing. (It’s toxic to ingest though so keep away from kids and pets)

Survivor Survivor
Amill avatar
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,340 XP
globe Dunedin, FL

This plant has been a little bit of a learning curve for me. I have had a difficult time keeping it happy and blooming. It is very pretty when blooms are sprouted though.

Browns easily Browns easily

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