Plant Care Fendler's Waterleaf

Fendler's Waterleaf

About Fendler's Waterleaf

Fendler's 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.

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


Hydrophyllum fendleri

How to care for Fendler's Waterleaf


How often to water your Fendler's Waterleaf

Water needs for Fendler's Waterleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

Fendler's 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

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Finding light for Fendler's Waterleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fendler's Waterleaf: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fendler's 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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How to fertilize Fendler's Waterleaf

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fendler's 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 Fendler's Waterleaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Fendler's Waterleaf

Fendler's Waterleaf

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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