Plant Care Golden Crownbeard

Golden Crownbeard

About Golden Crownbeard

Golden Crownbeard is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Golden Crownbeard likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Verbesina encelioides

Also known as

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

How to care for Golden Crownbeard


How often to water your Golden Crownbeard

Water needs for Golden Crownbeard
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Crownbeard 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 Golden Crownbeard

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Golden Crownbeard in your home

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

Golden Crownbeard love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Golden Crownbeard does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Golden Crownbeard

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Golden Crownbeard

Golden Crownbeard

Golden Crownbeard

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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