Plant Care Needle spikerush

Needle spikerush

Also known as

Least spikerush

Taxonomy

Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis
Cyperaceae
Poales

How to care for Needle spikerush

Water

How often to water your Needle spikerush

Water needs for Needle spikerush
0.5 cups
every 9

Needle spikerush 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?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Needle spikerush in your home

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

Needle spikerush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Needle spikerush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Needle spikerush

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

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Care Summary for Needle spikerush

Needle spikerush


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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