Plant Care Trailing Dusty Miller

Trailing Dusty Miller

3.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Trailing Dusty Miller has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Trailing Dusty Miller has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Licorice Plant, Licorice Plant, Licorice-plant, Liquorice plant, Silver-bush everlastingflower, Trailing dusty miller and Kooigoed

Taxonomy

Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Trailing Dusty Miller

💦 Water

How often to water your Trailing Dusty Miller

Water needs for Trailing Dusty Miller
0.5 cups
every 9

Trailing Dusty Miller 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 Trailing Dusty Miller

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Licorice Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Trailing Dusty Miller: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Trailing Dusty Miller love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Trailing Dusty Miller does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Trailing Dusty Miller

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Trailing Dusty Miller is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Licorice Plant →

Common Licorice Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Trailing Dusty Miller 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.

Licorice Plant Water Frequency →

Licorice Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Trailing Dusty Miller 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 🏡.

Licorice Plant Light Requirements →

Licorice Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Trailing Dusty Miller can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Licorice Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Trailing Dusty Miller

Trailing Dusty Miller

Trailing Dusty Miller


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

Trailing Dusty Miller has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Trailing Dusty Miller has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Trailing Dusty Miller has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
@Morgan3300 avatar
@@Morgan3300
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 6,305 XP
globe Jackson, WY
10/22/2021

I really enjoy this plant when I pay attention to it, it goes one day without water and completely browns. It needs a lot of sun and attention. It is a very pretty plant but a lot to maintain.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@london-plant123 avatar
@@london-plant123
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 104 XP
06/20/2021

I mean it’s ok not my favourite but I still like it.

@MikalahTinney avatar
@@MikalahTinney
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 1,266 XP
globe Lewiston, ID
05/16/2021

I eeally don’t prefer this plant, I bought it from the store and 2 days later was brown and dead looking. My research says it likes a lot of sun, so Iv been giving it and water, so Iv been watering but I still haven’t figured this guy out

Browns easily Browns easily

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