Plant Care Water Spinach

Water Spinach


Ipomoea aquatica

How to care for Water Spinach


How often to water your Water Spinach

Water needs for Water Spinach
0.5 cups
every 9

Water Spinach 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 Water Spinach

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Water Spinach in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Water Spinach: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Water Spinach love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Water Spinach does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Water Spinach in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Water Spinach

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

Difficulty Level

Water Spinach is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Water Spinach

Water Spinach

Water Spinach

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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