Plant Care Carolina Fanwort

Carolina Fanwort

Also known as

Carolina fanwort, Fanwort, Washington-grass and Washington-plant


Cabomba caroliniana

How to care for Carolina Fanwort


How often to water your Carolina Fanwort

Water needs for Carolina Fanwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Carolina Fanwort 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

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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 Carolina Fanwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carolina Fanwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carolina Fanwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carolina Fanwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Carolina Fanwort

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

Difficulty Level

Carolina Fanwort is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Carolina Fanwort

Carolina Fanwort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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