Plant Care Sun Star
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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

Taxonomy

Ornithogalum dubium
Ornithogalum
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Sun Star

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Sun Star in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sun Star: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Sun Star 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 Sun Star in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

Care Summary for Sun Star

Sun Star

Sun Star


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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.

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 Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Sun Star has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Akutojo avatar
@Akutojo
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Strunk, Kentucky
08/08/2021

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
@Amill
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 916 XP
globe Dunedin, Florida
06/09/2021

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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