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.


Sparganium erectum

Also known as

Branched bur-reed and Simplestem bur-reed

How to care for Branched Bur-Reed


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 located in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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

Plant care guide for Branched Bur-Reed in Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Edmond, Oklahoma ⛅.


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.

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Care Summary for Branched Bur-Reed

Branched Bur-Reed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Edmond, Oklahoma, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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