Mexican Sunflower "Red" - Live Plant

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Red Mexican Sunflower (tithonia rotundifolia)

4in pot size

Mexican sunflower has bright red, 2-4 inch flowers. It is also excellent butterfly plant. The blooms are over a very long season, and the plants produce masses of blooms. The large 5 ft or more plants are fairly easy to maintain. This plant grows fast creating a lot of biomass in the process, making this a great chop and drop plant.

Plant Mexican Sunflowers in full sunlight. They thrive in bright, sunny conditions and require at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Use well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Mexican Sunflowers are adaptable to various soil types but prefer soil that is not overly compacted.

While they are somewhat drought-tolerant, Mexican Sunflowers benefit from regular watering. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells.

Mexican Sunflowers are not heavy feeders, but applying a balanced fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season can promote healthy growth.

Plant Mexican Sunflowers with adequate spacing to allow for good air circulation. This helps prevent potential issues with fungal diseases.

As Mexican Sunflowers can grow tall, providing support such as stakes can prevent them from bending or breaking in strong winds.

Pinch back the tips of young plants to encourage bushier growth. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to prolong blooming.

Pests and Diseases:
Keep an eye out for common garden pests such as aphids or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly. Adequate spacing and good airflow help prevent diseases.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-7 business days

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are we organic?

Although we aren't certified organic we use only organic practices we no use of pesticides or insecticides.

Sizing details:

Pot size - 3in, 4in or 5in (based on listing)
Plant height - 6+ inches

Shipping from our nursery to you:

We ship on Monday & Tuesdays according to climatic conditions to ensure your plants arrive in a timely manner for proper care, without unnecessary time spent in their dark box.

Where we cannot ship to:

At this time we are not able to fulfill orders outside of the U.S. due to agriculture regulations.
We also do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska because of their distance from our nursery and the sensitive nature of the plants we ship.

Reviews (8)


Thanks for my timely delivery.

Fantastic plants arrived healthy and well packed

I’m really happy with the two Tithonia plants I ordered. They came more quickly than I expected and were bigger than I expected. They were extremely well packed and look great. In the past I’ve planted these by seed, but they didn’t germinate this year. I’m so glad I ordered from you and will again!

Although the plant came with the top part snapped to fit in the box, the plant is thriving and growing new leaves.

Plant suffered from heat during shipping

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