Plant Care American Pondweed

American Pondweed

About American Pondweed

American Pondweed 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.

American Pondweed belongs to the elodea genus, and is native to North America.

Taxonomy

Elodea canadensis
Elodea
Hydrocharitaceae
Alismatales

Also known as

American waterweed, Canadian waterweed and Pondweed

How to care for American Pondweed

Water

How often to water your American Pondweed

Water needs for American Pondweed
0.5 cups
every 9

American Pondweed 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.

Calculate water needs of American Pondweed

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 American Pondweed in your home

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

American Pondweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Pondweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize American Pondweed

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

American Pondweed 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!


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Toxicity
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for American Pondweed

American Pondweed

American Pondweed


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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