Plant Care American water horehound

American water horehound

About American water horehound

American water horehound 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.

Taxonomy

Lycopus americanus
Lycopus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

American water horehound and American bugleweed

How to care for American water horehound

Water

How often to water your American water horehound

Water needs for American water horehound
0.5 cups
every 9

American water horehound 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 American water horehound in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American water horehound: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

American water horehound 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 American water horehound

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

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Care Summary for American water horehound

American water horehound


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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