Plant Care Chairmaker's Bulrush

Chairmaker's Bulrush

Also known as

chairmaker's bulrush and Olney's three-square bulrush


Schoenoplectus americanus

How to care for Chairmaker's Bulrush


How often to water your Chairmaker's Bulrush

Water needs for Chairmaker's Bulrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Chairmaker's Bulrush 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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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Chairmaker's Bulrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chairmaker's Bulrush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chairmaker's Bulrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chairmaker's Bulrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chairmaker's Bulrush in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Chairmaker's Bulrush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chairmaker's Bulrush: 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 Chairmaker's Bulrush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Chairmaker's Bulrush

Chairmaker's Bulrush

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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