Plant Care ballhead waterleaf

ballhead waterleaf

About ballhead waterleaf

ballhead waterleaf is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

ballhead waterleaf likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

ballhead waterleaf belongs to the hydrophyllum genus, and is native to Western North America.

Taxonomy

Hydrophyllum capitatum
Hydrophyllum
Boraginaceae
Boraginales

How to care for ballhead waterleaf

Water

How often to water your ballhead waterleaf

Water needs for ballhead waterleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

ballhead waterleaf 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
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for ballhead waterleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant ballhead waterleaf: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

ballhead waterleaf 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 ballhead waterleaf

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

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Care Summary for ballhead waterleaf

ballhead waterleaf


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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