Plant Care Tithonia Rotundifolia

Tithonia Rotundifolia

Also known as

Mexican Sunflower, Mexican Sunflower and Red sunflower

Taxonomy

Tithonia rotundifolia
Tithonia
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Tithonia Rotundifolia

Water

How often to water your Tithonia Rotundifolia

Water needs for Tithonia Rotundifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Tithonia Rotundifolia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

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 Tithonia Rotundifolia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Tithonia Rotundifolia in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

25% Very Low

Growing Tithonia Rotundifolia in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Tithonia Rotundifolia in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 5th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Tithonia Rotundifolia in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 67.4% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 67.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Tithonia Rotundifolia in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.7 hours 📈

February 8th, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 19.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Mexican Sunflower in your home

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

Tithonia Rotundifolia 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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Tithonia Rotundifolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Tithonia Rotundifolia

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

When to repot Tithonia Rotundifolia

Nutrient needs for plant Tithonia Rotundifolia in Seattle, Washington

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

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Seattle 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

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


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Care Summary for Tithonia Rotundifolia

Tithonia Rotundifolia

Tithonia Rotundifolia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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