Plant Care European Water Plantain

European Water Plantain

About European Water Plantain

European Water Plantain 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.

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

European Water Plantain belongs to the Alisma genus, and is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa.


Alisma plantago-aquatica

Also known as

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

How to care for European Water Plantain


How often to water your European Water Plantain

Water needs for European Water Plantain
0.5 cups
every 9

European Water Plantain needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

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Plant care guide for European Water Plantain in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Finding light for European Water Plantain in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Water Plantain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Water Plantain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.

European Water Plantain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize European Water Plantain

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

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Care Summary for European Water Plantain

European Water Plantain

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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