Plant Care Calico Aster

Calico Aster

Also known as

goblet aster, one-side aster, side-flower aster, starved aster, white woodland aster, farewell summer, one-sided aster and side-flowering aster


Symphyotrichum lateriflorum

How to care for Calico Aster


How often to water your Calico Aster

Water needs for Calico Aster
0.5 cups
every 9

Calico Aster 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.

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 Calico Aster in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calico Aster: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Calico Aster love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Calico Aster does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Calico Aster

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Calico Aster

Calico Aster

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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