Plant Care Holly-leaved naiad

Holly-leaved naiad

Also known as

Holly-leaved naiad, spiny water nymph and spiny naiad


Najas marina

How to care for Holly-leaved naiad


How often to water your Holly-leaved naiad

Water needs for Holly-leaved naiad
0.5 cups
every 9

Holly-leaved naiad 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 Holly-leaved naiad

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Holly-leaved naiad in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Holly-leaved naiad: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Holly-leaved naiad love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Holly-leaved naiad does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Holly-leaved naiad in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Holly-leaved naiad

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Holly-leaved naiad: 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 Holly-leaved naiad after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Holly-leaved naiad

Holly-leaved naiad

Holly-leaved naiad

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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