Plant Care Floating Bur-Reed

Floating Bur-Reed

Also known as

floating bur-reed and narrowleaf bur-reed


Sparganium angustifolium

How to care for Floating Bur-Reed


How often to water your Floating Bur-Reed

Water needs for Floating Bur-Reed
0.5 cups
every 9

Floating Bur-Reed 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 Floating Bur-Reed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Floating Bur-Reed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Floating Bur-Reed 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 Floating Bur-Reed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Floating Bur-Reed: 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 Floating Bur-Reed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Floating Bur-Reed

Floating Bur-Reed

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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