Plant Care Branched Bur-Reed

Branched Bur-Reed

About Branched Bur-Reed

Branched Bur-Reed is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Branched Bur-Reed belongs to the Sparganium genus, and is native to northern temperate regions.

Taxonomy

Sparganium erectum
Sparganium
Typhaceae
Poales

Also known as

Branched bur-reed and Simplestem bur-reed

How to care for Branched Bur-Reed

💦 Water

How often to water your Branched Bur-Reed

Water needs for Branched Bur-Reed
0.5 cups
every 9

Branched 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?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Branched Bur-Reed in your home

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

Branched 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Branched Bur-Reed in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Branched Bur-Reed

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Branched Bur-Reed 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Branched Bur-Reed may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Branched Bur-Reed can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Branched Bur-Reed

Branched 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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