Plant Care Egeria densa

Egeria densa

Also known as

Egeria densa, Brazilian Waterweed and large-flowered waterweed


Elodea densa

How to care for Egeria densa


How often to water your Egeria densa

Water needs for Egeria densa
0.5 cups
every 9

Egeria densa 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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Finding light for Egeria densa in your home

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

Egeria densa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Egeria densa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Egeria densa

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Egeria densa

Egeria densa

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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