Plant Care Floating Bur-Reed

Floating Bur-Reed

Also known as

floating bur-reed and narrowleaf bur-reed

Taxonomy

Sparganium angustifolium
Sparganium
Typhaceae
Poales

How to care for Floating Bur-Reed

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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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Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Water Needs
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Toxicity
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Floating Bur-Reed

Floating Bur-Reed


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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