Plant Care Duckweed
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Duckweed

Also known as

Common Purslane, Common Purslane, Little Hogweed, Pursley and portulaca rum punch

Taxonomy

Portulaca oleracea
Portulaca
Portulacaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Duckweed

Water

How often to water your Duckweed

Water needs for Duckweed
0.5 cups
every 12

Duckweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Duckweed

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 Common Purslane in your home

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

Duckweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Duckweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Duckweed

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Duckweed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Duckweed

Duckweed

Duckweed


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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