Plant Care Dandelion

Dandelion

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Dandelion has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Dandelion has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Dandelion

Dandelion is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to propagate with only 55 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Dandelion belongs to the Taraxacum genus, and is native to Eurasia.

⚠️ Dandelion is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Taraxacum sect. Taraxacum
Taraxacum
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Taraxacum officinale.

How to care for Dandelion

💦 Water

How often to water your Dandelion

Water needs for Dandelion
0.5 cups
every 9

Dandelion 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 Dandelion

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dandelion in your home

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

Dandelion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dandelion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dandelion

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Dandelion can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Dandelion prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dandelion requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Dandelion is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💩 Fertilizer

Dandelion is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Dandelion grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Dandelion can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelion


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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

Dandelion has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Dandelion has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Dandelion has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@ZestfulWasabi avatar
@@ZestfulWasabi
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 41 XP
globe Colonial Heights, VA
02/06/2022

I grow dandelions for my bearded dragon, they are super easy to grow and I keep them in a glass cage thing so my kittens leave them alone. Just put seeds in soil cover and leave in a warm dark place until they sprout then place by a window.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Elan avatar
@Elan
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 70 XP
globe Cardiff, Wales
06/21/2021

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