Chrysanthemum indicum

Common name: Chrysanthemum

Scientific name: Chrysanthemum indicum

Chrysanthemums are one of the most popular garden flowers in Sri Lanka and available in a wide range of brilliant colors, shapes and sizes. Planting low-growing borders around your gardening areas with Chrysanthemum helps in repelling insect pests.


EnvironmentIndoor and outdoor
Plant typeFlowering plant
Available colorsYellow, Pink, White, Red, Orange, Purple
Growth habitUpright
Mature height7 – 8 inches
Mature width5 – 6 inches
Soil conditionWell drained, fibrous medium.
SunlightDirect light, High light intensity causes burning of leaves & flowers.
Water requirementOnce per 2- 3 days based on the moisture condition of the mediaum.
Nutrition requirement Add flowering fertilizer once per week.
MaintenanceNo need of specific maintenance practices.
Common issuesHighly susceptible to diseases. Spray a recommended fungicide during rainy season.
Pot size14cm