Helianthus annuus

Helianthus annuus
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How to care for Helianthus annuus

  • Light: Full Sun

    Place in a bright room that is sun drenched almost all day. Or directly in a south-facing window.

  • Watering need: High demand

    This is a water-loving plant, it does not like to dry up much. Before watering feel the soil - the top layer of soil can be slightly dry and the soil below should be a bit moist, but not wet, when watering again. Squeeze a bit of soil between your fingers - if water seeps out it’s still wet.

  • Fertilizing need: Medium demand

    Plants can't only survive on water, they need nutrients too. To keep your plant nice and thriving, it’s important that you add fertilizer every now and then. You can find more info below how to best fertilize this plants.

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H. annuus has been grown and used for over 2000 years and has several different purposes such as cooking oil, bird seeds etc. Read more

The best way to water your Sunflower

Some plants require more water than others. Plants with so-called high water needs like the Sunflower don't like to dry out completely, and so need more frequent watering.

Find out more about: The best way to water your Sunflower

How to fertilize your plant

Most plants require fertilizing every now and then to ensure that they get the right nutrients in order to stay happy and healthy.

Find out more about: How to fertilize your plant

How to Mist Your Plant

It's best to mist your plants in the morning, when the sun is not too strong and the temperature is cooler. This will give the water time to evaporate before the heat of the day sets in.

Find out more about: How to Mist Your Plant