Plant Care Marsh mermaidweed

Marsh mermaidweed

Also known as

Common mermaid-weed


Proserpinaca palustris

How to care for Marsh mermaidweed


How often to water your Marsh mermaidweed

Water needs for Marsh mermaidweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Marsh mermaidweed 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

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Finding light for Marsh mermaidweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Marsh mermaidweed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Marsh mermaidweed 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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How to fertilize Marsh mermaidweed

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

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Marsh mermaidweed

Marsh mermaidweed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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