Plant Care Aldrovanda Vesiculosa
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Aldrovanda Vesiculosa

Also known as

Waterwheel, Waterwheel, Waterwheel and waterwheel plant

Taxonomy

Aldrovanda vesiculosa
Aldrovanda
Droseraceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Aldrovanda Vesiculosa

Water

How often to water your Aldrovanda Vesiculosa

Water needs for Aldrovanda Vesiculosa
0.5 cups
every 9

Aldrovanda Vesiculosa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aldrovanda Vesiculosa

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Waterwheel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aldrovanda Vesiculosa: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Aldrovanda Vesiculosa may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Aldrovanda Vesiculosa

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aldrovanda Vesiculosa: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aldrovanda Vesiculosa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Aldrovanda Vesiculosa

Aldrovanda Vesiculosa

Aldrovanda Vesiculosa


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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