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.
How to care for Ballhead Waterleaf
How often to water your Ballhead Waterleaf
Ballhead Waterleaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.
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 Ballhead Waterleaf in your home
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.
How to fertilize Ballhead Waterleaf
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.
Ballhead Waterleaf prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Ballhead Waterleaf may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Ballhead Waterleaf is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.
Ballhead Waterleaf is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.
Ballhead Waterleaf grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Ballhead Waterleaf can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Ballhead Waterleaf
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Denver, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.