Waxy spots on dwarf sunflowers


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A little while ago i came across some dwarf sunflower seeds and some potting soil and decided to plant them. Having nothing to put them in I planted them in empty beer cans and whatever else i could find (I know, im ridiculous lol). Wasnt expecting anything to grow, but they did and now i dont want them to die. I live on a college campus and even without flowers they really brighten the place up!

I planted them late May so they're 3 to 4 weeks old maybe, im not really sure. There is one that's grown significantly taller than the others and also has a paler green color that has started to get these smooth waxy looking spots on it. It almost looks as if the color is draining away in these spots and theyre also sort of pressed into the leaf. Another leaf on the same plant has turned white. Whats wrong with it and how can i fix it?

I was going to put it in an actual pot now that theyre getting bigger, but I read somewhere that they dont like to be moved and honestly I dont have the window space for anything much bigger. Also a few of the others are turning brown on the tip of the leaves, can i do anything about that? Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

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A little while ago i came across some dwarf sunflower seeds and some potting soil and decided to plant them. Having nothing to put them in I planted them in empty beer cans and whatever else i could find (I know, im ridiculous lol). Wasnt expecting anything to grow, but they did and now i dont want them to die. I live on a college campus and even without flowers they really brighten the place up!

I planted them late May so they're 3 to 4 weeks old maybe, im not really sure. There is one that's grown significantly taller than the others and also has a paler green color that has started to get these smooth waxy looking spots on it. It almost looks as if the color is draining away in these spots and theyre also sort of pressed into the leaf. Another leaf on the same plant has turned white. Whats wrong with it and how can i fix it?

I was going to put it in an actual pot now that theyre getting bigger, but I read somewhere that they dont like to be moved and honestly I dont have the window space for anything much bigger. Also a few of the others are turning brown on the tip of the leaves, can i do anything about that? Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

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More than anything else they need food. They should be a vibrant green. And second they will not survive in those tiny cans. What you should do is to sneak out at night and plant them in whatever planting beds that are around. Sunflowers are pretty tough and they will have a lot better chance of growing outside in the sun than in some indoor place. They are called sunflowers for a reason. Back when I was in college we planted pot.......................all over the place. btw, dwarf sunflowers should get to be about 4 feet tall
 
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More than anything else they need food. They should be a vibrant green. And second they will not survive in those tiny cans. What you should do is to sneak out at night and plant them in whatever planting beds that are around. Sunflowers are pretty tough and they will have a lot better chance of growing outside in the sun than in some indoor place. They are called sunflowers for a reason. Back when I was in college we planted pot.......................all over the place. btw, dwarf sunflowers should get to be about 4 feet tall
Oh wow! I wasnt expecting that they'd get that tall, guess i should have looked it up. But putting them outside will probably be best, im just concerned someone's going to trample or pick them. The flowers that my school plants never last long...hopefully i can find a secluded spot.
 
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Oh wow! I wasnt expecting that they'd get that tall, guess i should have looked it up. But putting them outside will probably be best, im just concerned someone's going to trample or pick them. The flowers that my school plants never last long...hopefully i can find a secluded spot.
One of the best spots IMO is campus security. We grew our best plants there. But where ever you plant them make sure they get all day sun
 

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