Nobody likes a wilted sunflower! With these sunflower facts and sunflower care tips, taking care of sunflowers is easier than ever. Sunflower care is as easy as plant, water, and watch! Your sunflower will grow to new heights with these simple tips.
The first phase of the sunflower's life cycle is as a seedling. About 3 days after the seed is planted, it germinates and the case begins to split as the roots shoot out and push further down into the soil.
After about a week, a shoot will sprout out of the soil, reaching slowly for the sun. Shortly after the shoot appears, the leaves will begin to open; the stem and leaves will continue to grow larger and wider as time continues.2
As the seedling continues to grow, eventually, a bud will be noticeable. The bud will begin to slowly unfold as the flower head opens.3
Finally, as the flower head opens fully, the beauty of the sunflower can be appreciated at its prime.4
After a long season, the petals will start to wilt. Eventually the whole flower will shrivel, where the seeds will then be released and scattered in the ground.
Once the sunflower seed settles in an ideal spot, the sunflower life cycle will start all over again.