Plant Care Barrens Silky Aster

Barrens Silky Aster

Also known as

Aster phyllolepis, Aster pratensis texicola, Aster sericeus microphyllus, Lasallea phyllolepis and Symphyotrichum sericeum microphyllum


Symphyotrichum pratense

How to care for Barrens Silky Aster


How often to water your Barrens Silky Aster

Water needs for Barrens Silky Aster
0.5 cups
every 9

Barrens Silky 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

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Finding light for Barrens Silky Aster in your home

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

Barrens Silky Aster love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Barrens Silky Aster does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Barrens Silky Aster

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Barrens Silky Aster

Barrens Silky 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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