Plant Care European Water Chestnut

European Water Chestnut

Also known as

Water Caltrop


Trapa natans

How to care for European Water Chestnut


How often to water your European Water Chestnut

Water needs for European Water Chestnut
0.5 cups
every 9

European Water Chestnut 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 European Water Chestnut

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for European Water Chestnut in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Water Chestnut: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

European Water Chestnut may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize European Water Chestnut

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

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Care Summary for European Water Chestnut

European Water Chestnut

European Water Chestnut

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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