Plant Care Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Also known as

Parrot Feather Watermilfoil, Parrot Feather Watermilfoil, Brazilian watermilfoil and Parrot's-feather


Myriophyllum aquaticum

How to care for Myriophyllum Aquaticum


How often to water your Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Water needs for Myriophyllum Aquaticum
0.5 cups
every 9

Myriophyllum Aquaticum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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 Myriophyllum Aquaticum

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.

Plant care guide for Myriophyllum Aquaticum in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

25% Very Low

Growing Myriophyllum Aquaticum in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Myriophyllum Aquaticum in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 29th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Myriophyllum Aquaticum in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 40.3% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 40.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Myriophyllum Aquaticum in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Parrot Feather Watermilfoil in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Myriophyllum Aquaticum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Myriophyllum Aquaticum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Myriophyllum Aquaticum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Myriophyllum Aquaticum

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

Difficulty Level

Myriophyllum Aquaticum can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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