how to keep potted mums alive

how to keep potted mums alive

Keeping Your Potted Mums Alive

Mums are easy to care for and make for a great addition to any home. With some basic care, you can keep your mums looking vibrant and healthy all year round! Here’s how to keep your potted mums alive:


  • Be sure to water your mums regularly and avoid letting the soil dry out.
  • When watering, use room-temperature water and try to avoid getting the leaves wet.
  • Mums do best when they are allowed to dry out slightly between waterings.


  • Mums prefer direct sunlight, but not all day long. Place your mums in an area where they will receive some direct sunlight to help them thrive.
  • If you have indoor mums, find some spot near a window that receives plenty of indirect sunlight.


  • Fertilizing your mums with a general-purpose fertilizer once every other month can help them stay healthy.
  • When fertilizing, avoid getting the fertilizer on the leaves of your mums. Try to focus on lightly feeding the soil around the base of the plant.


  • When your mums start to look overgrown, give them a gentle pruning to help them stay healthy and full.
  • Try to avoid cutting off more than one-third of the healthy growth when pruning.
  • You can also pinch off any dead or diseased stems to help keep your mums healthy.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your potted mums looking healthy and vibrant for many years to come!