Plant Care Water Cress

Water Cress

Also known as

Water-cress, Watercress, Yellowcress, Nasturtium officinale. and Nasturtium officinale R. Brown

Taxonomy

Nasturtium officinale
Nasturtium
Brassicaceae
Brassicales

How to care for Water Cress

💦 Water

How often to water your Water Cress

Water needs for Water Cress
0.5 cups
every 9

Water Cress 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 Cress

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Water Cress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Water Cress: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Water Cress 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Water Cress

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Water Cress prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water Cress Water Frequency →

Water Cress Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Water Cress may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Water Cress Light Requirements →

Water Cress Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Water Cress is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Water Cress can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Water Cress Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Water Cress

Water Cress

Water Cress


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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