Plant Care American waterplantain

American waterplantain

About American waterplantain

American waterplantain is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

American waterplantain likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

American waterplantain belongs to the alisma genus, and is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Taxonomy

Alisma plantago-aquatica
Alisma
Alismataceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Common water-plantain, Water-plantain, European water-plantain and Mad-dog weed

How to care for American waterplantain

Water

How often to water your American waterplantain

Water needs for American waterplantain
0.5 cups
every 9

American waterplantain 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for American waterplantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American waterplantain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American waterplantain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

American waterplantain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of American waterplantain in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize American waterplantain

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for American waterplantain: 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 American waterplantain after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for American waterplantain

American waterplantain


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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