Also known as
Hedgemustard and Hedge mustard
How to care for English Watercress
How often to water your English Watercress
English Watercress needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Sacramento, California.
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 English Watercress in your home
English Watercress 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 Sacramento, California ⛅.
English Watercress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize English Watercress
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 English Watercress after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
English Watercress 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.
English Watercress requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
USDA Hardiness Zone
English Watercress can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for English Watercress
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Sacramento, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.