Attached is a picture of a plant which I bought today. It's not our native plant. Local plant sellers couldn't tell me its name, also couldn't properly suggest me how to take care of it. Please help me with its name and caring suggestions. How much water does it need? How much sunlight does it need? Thanking you, Shahin.
It looks like a dusty miller. For more information on how to care for dusty millers, please visit the following link:
Have dusty miller plants that are starting to regrow this year. I never trimmed last year's growth and the new growth is coming out of the base of the plant. The long dead leaves from last year remains. Should I cut it back now?
Yes, you may prune the dead growth from your dusty miller so long as you are careful not to disturb the new growth.
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I have two Dusty miller plants in the pots. I am in Bangalore, India. I water them daily, not too much though. Since a month or so, both these plants have become lame and the leaves are drooping down. I fear they may die. What should I do? Does the soil need some supplements? I don't see any pests on them. Is it too much water?
Here is a link with care information.
I didn't realize how big the dusty miller would grow. I have 4 of them planted together and want to move 3 of them. Do I need to trim them down for winter and then replant in spring? I live in Oregon, in the suburbs of Portland.. Thank you Terri
Dusty Miller should be hardy in zones 8 - 10.
It could be a tender perennial in your zone 8 area.
I would add some winter mulch protection and wait until spring to lift and divide the plants.
I want to know if I wanted to sell dusty millers by May 7th in 6 packs, when would I start planting?
Dusty Miller germinates in 10 to 21 days at 75 degrees F.
Start seeds in mid February. They will need 12 to 13 weeks of indoor growth.
I have dusty miller growing wild. Can I root it in water to make more plants from the cuttings, as I should trim the growth and it pains me to discard the trimmings.
You can use cuttings from dusty miller to propagate the plant, but you don't root it in water. You root it in a soilless media (perlite, verimulite, sand, peat moss, etc.)
This article will tell you how to prepare the dusty miller cutting and root the cutting:
Additional information on rooting plant cuttings can be found here:
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We live in central Florida and have planted Dusty Miller along the side of the house facing southwest. It is very sandy soil and initially the plants did very well. Then, a few months ago, the homeowner's association arranged that reclaimed water would replace household H2O for all sprinkling systems. And, slowly but surely, the Dusty Miller started turning a darker color from the bottom up. The top half is still silver. Questions...could the reclaimed water be at fault? Is what we have savable? What would be a good replacement if we have to pull it all out? Any help would be most appreciated!
Yes, it is possible that the reclaimed water could cause these symptoms in your plants. Depending on the particular characteristics of this reclimed water, it may contain higher levels of salts, nitrogen, phosphorus, etc. than tap water would. Nitrogen and phosphorus can feed plants, but in excessive levels they can damage plants, and salt can also damage salt-sensitive plants. Perhaps your homeowner's association or municipality can give you more information on the reclaimed water nutrient and salt content.
See this article for more information:
Here are some articles on salt tolerant plants in case you need to replace yours: