Plant Care late purple aster

late purple aster

About late purple aster

late purple aster is a super rare 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.

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

late purple aster belongs to the symphyotrichum genus, and is native to the Southeastern United States.

Taxonomy

Symphyotrichum patens
Symphyotrichum
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

late purple aster and spreading aster

How to care for late purple aster

Water

How often to water your late purple aster

Water needs for late purple aster
0.5 cups
every 9

late purple aster needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for late purple aster in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Growing late purple aster in Atlanta right now

Light needs for plant late purple aster in Atlanta, Georgia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant late purple aster in Atlanta, Georgia

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 25% ☀️

November 25th, 2021

Atlanta is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to decrease by 25% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant late purple aster in Atlanta, Georgia

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayligh…

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Finding light for late purple aster in your home

Light needs and placement for plant late purple aster: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

late purple aster love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.

late purple aster does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize late purple aster

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

When to repot late purple aster

Nutrient needs for plant late purple aster in Atlanta, Georgia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

late purple aster is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for late purple aster

late purple aster


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Atlanta, Georgia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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