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.
Also known as
American waterweed, Canadian waterweed and Pondweed
How to care for American pondweed
American pondweed needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Madison, Wisconsin.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 27th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
November 27th, 2021
Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 34.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
November 26th, 2021
This month, Madison is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayl…
American pondweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.
American pondweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.