Plant Care American water plantain

American water plantain

About American water plantain

American 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.

American 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.

Taxonomy

Alisma subcordatum
Alisma
Alismataceae
Alismatales

How to care for American water plantain

Water

How often to water your American water plantain

Water needs for American water plantain
0.5 cups
every 9

American water plantain 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 American water plantain

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 water plantain in your home

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

American water plantain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American water plantain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize American water plantain

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

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Care Summary for American water plantain

American water plantain

American water plantain


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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