Plant Care Common Frogbit

Common Frogbit

Also known as

Common frogbit and European frog's-bit


Hydrocharis morsus-ranae

How to care for Common Frogbit

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Frogbit

Water needs for Common Frogbit
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Frogbit 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Frogbit in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Frogbit: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Frogbit 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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🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Frogbit

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

Care Summary for Common Frogbit

Common Frogbit

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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