Plant Care Decodon

Decodon

About Decodon

Decodon is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Decodon belongs to the decodon genus, and is native to Eastern and Central North America.

Taxonomy

Decodon verticillatus
Decodon
Lythraceae
Myrtales

Also known as

Decodon, waterwillow and swamp loosestrife

How to care for Decodon

Water

How often to water your Decodon

Water needs for Decodon
0.5 cups
every 9

Decodon 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?

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 Decodon in your home

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

Decodon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Decodon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Decodon

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Decodon 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
Toxicity
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Decodon

Decodon


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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