A co-worker recently gave me a sunflower plant as a gift and I keep it in my office. I have had it 1 week today. Last week it was doing well and I come in today and the leaves are all blotchy and spotted. I water it every 3 days. Any ideas of what it could be? The flowers are still blooming. Thank you.
It sounds like it is probably drowning. Rather than watering it on a schedule, feel the soil and, if it feeld moist, wait a couple of days and feel it again. When it feels dry a couple of inches down, give it a little water but don’t soak it. Plants drown much more quickly than they die from dryness. Honestly, a sunflower needs full sun all day to survive and thrive. Inside the best you can do is enjoy it…it is more like a cut flower. Offices need low light plants and sunflowers aren’t.