Plant Care Verbesina Encelioides

Verbesina Encelioides

Also known as

Golden Crownbeard, Golden Crownbeard, golden crownbeard, gold weed, wild sunflower, cowpen daisy, butter daisy, crown-beard, American dogweed and South African daisy

Taxonomy

Verbesina encelioides
Verbesina
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Verbesina Encelioides

💦 Water

How often to water your Verbesina Encelioides

Water needs for Verbesina Encelioides
0.5 cups
every 9

Verbesina Encelioides 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 Verbesina Encelioides

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Golden Crownbeard in your home

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

Verbesina Encelioides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Verbesina Encelioides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Verbesina Encelioides

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Verbesina Encelioides 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.

Golden Crownbeard Water Frequency →

Golden Crownbeard Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Verbesina Encelioides 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 🏡.

Golden Crownbeard Light Requirements →

Golden Crownbeard 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.


🪴 Soil

Verbesina Encelioides does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Golden Crownbeard →

When and How to Successfully Repot Golden Crownbeard →


💩 Fertilizer

Verbesina Encelioides should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Golden Crownbeard →


🧐 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 Verbesina Encelioides

Verbesina Encelioides

Verbesina Encelioides


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.

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