Chrysanthemums are decorative flowering plants that can beautify autumn. However, the plants only unfold their true splendor in the right location. Here we reveal what the ideal chrysanthemum location should look like.


The chrysanthemum ( Chrysanthemum ) needs sufficient light to develop a lush bloom. However, the following applies: the brighter the plant is, the more magnificently it flowers but the faster the flowering period is over. If you want to enjoy the decorative colors for as long as possible, you should therefore choose a semi-shady or light-shady location. Here the flower lasts longer and the buds open only gradually.

The window sill facing south is therefore not the best choice. Three to four hours of sun a day are enough for the plant to bloom decoratively.


Chrysanthemums need permeable, loose and nutrient-rich soil. Potting soil that has been enriched with compost or special fertilizer is well suited for pot culture. In the field you can also mix the soil with compost. If the soil is very loamy and tends to compact, the substrate in the planting hole should be loosened up with gravel or sand.

In addition, care must be taken to ensure that the soil and the location do not pose a risk of waterlogging. For this purpose, a drainage layer is introduced into the pot in the tub culture. This can be made of broken pottery, coarse gravel or small stones and ensures that there is a distance between the roots and the irrigation water.

Outdoors, sinks and locations near water bodies should be avoided or a drainage layer should also be introduced. This can, for example, consist of a thick layer of gravel directly under the roots.


Of course, cold wind and heavy rainfall do not play a role in the indoor culture of chrysanthemums, but they should be avoided at all costs outdoors or on the balcony. The chrysanthemum location should therefore be protected and not on the weather side, i.e. in the north-west. On the balcony and terrace, protection can be provided by a canopy.

Outdoors, the proximity to walls, hedges or other taller and densely leafed plants offers wind protection.


When cultivating indoors, the chrysanthemum location should be kept comparatively cool. Higher temperatures than 20 °C increase the risk of diseases and pests and shorten the flowering period. During the winter of frost-sensitive and therefore not hardy varieties, the room should be frost-free, but the temperature should not exceed 6 °C.

Hardy varieties grown outdoors or in tubs should be protected. With pots and tubs, this is possible with garden fleece, foil and a base made of polystyrene or by placing them on a pallet. Plants placed in the bed can easily be covered with straw and brushwood to provide additional protection.


If the chrysanthemums are no longer growing properly, are flowering much less frequently or are to be brought back outside after hibernation, abrupt changes should be avoided. A sudden change in temperature or significantly more light can weaken the plant and cause damage.

Gradual changes when changing location are therefore better. After hibernation, the plant can initially be placed in the shade and receive more light day by day. On the other hand, if the plant is in the bed, you can, for example, use a light cover to ensure that it slowly gets used to the sunnier chrysanthemum location.

strain choice

When choosing a location, the respective variety also plays an important role. Chrysanthemums can be found in numerous variations, each of which is more suitable for outdoor cultivation and hardy or can beautify the living room. So that the ideal location can be found, attention should be paid to the requirements of the respective breed when purchasing.

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