Plant Care Creeping spikerush

Creeping spikerush

About Creeping spikerush

Creeping spikerush 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.

Creeping spikerush likes soil that is well draining.


Eleocharis macrostachya

Also known as

Pale spikerush

How to care for Creeping spikerush


How often to water your Creeping spikerush

Water needs for Creeping spikerush
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping 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

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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 Creeping spikerush in your home

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

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

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

Creeping spikerush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Creeping spikerush

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Creeping spikerush

Creeping spikerush

Creeping spikerush

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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