Erigeron sumatrensis aka Tall Fleabane


Common names

Tall Fleabane, Guernsey Fleabane, Broadleaf Fleabane

How to care for Tall Fleabane


With its straightforward care requirements, Tall Fleabane is a hassle-free plant that anyone can enjoy.


Tall Fleabane should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Tall Fleabane loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


To ensure optimal growth, the Tall Fleabane prefers bright indirect light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.


During the wintertime, it is common for Tall Fleabane plants to go dormant and their growth rate may slow down. Therefore, the amount of waterings should be spaced out more.


There is no verified data on the toxicity of this plant in the records of Ploi. If any person, including yourself, a family member, or a pet, consume plant material with an uncertain toxicity level, it is advisable to seek the advice of a healthcare expert.


Repotting the Tall Fleabane should be done either when it has doubled in size or on a yearly basis, whichever occurs sooner. Fresh potting soil with all the required nutrients, refreshed annually, will provide the plant with all the necessary sustenance, making the use of fertilizer unnecessary. Keep in mind that plants receive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.

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