Growing Sunflowers Indoors

Sunflowers are yellow beautiful flower and usually bloom in summer. Sunflowers are normally associated with the great outdoors where they may grow several meters tall but sunflowers can be grown indoors at any time of year.

Sunflowers require generous amounts of light (6-8 hours per day) from the sun or from grow lights and water supplying at least once a week. Sunflowers can indeed grow indoors. Following is the method of growing sunflower indoor.

1. Choose a Variety

The choice of variety is really up to you and your personal taste. Be sure to take into consideration the differences between the varieties, such as size, watering and lighting needs, bloom time, and more.

2. Select the Best Container

Depending on the variety of sunflower that you choose to grow, the best container differs.

The best shape for the container depends on where you plan to place your sunflowers and how it fits into your home environment.

3. Carefully Sow Seeds

Sowing seeds properly is a crucial step in growing sunflowers. Seeds should be poked into the soil approximately 2 cm deep.

Be sure to use well-draining soil, and keep it extra moist while waiting for seeds to germinate. Water the seeds a bit each day.

4. Proper Watering

After they’ve germinated and begun growing, sunflowers only need watering every 5 to 10 days.

The amount of sun, temperature, and soil makeup are significant factors that help determine how often watering is required. Try to keep the top 10 to 15 cm of soil moist.

5. Light Fertilizing

Fertilizer for sunflowers is available at almost any garden center or big box store; you can also find it online.

Depending on the product, you may add it to the water for every watering. That said, some products only need to be applied one or two times per year.

6. Careful Plant Placement

Once you have fledgling sunflowers, move them from wherever they’ve been germinating and sprouting and place them in their new “forever home.”

The best place for sunflowers is in west- or south-facing windows where they will receive several hours of sunlight each day.

Sunflowers need at least 6 hours of light each day but do better with 8 or more.

7. Consider Grow Lights

If your sunflowers aren’t able to soak up sunlight from west- or south-facing windows, consider adding a grow light or two somewhere around.

Lights may be clamped to the side of the plant, hung from the ceiling, or mounted on the wall.

Let’s watch the video about growing sunflowers at home!