Plant Care Broadfruit bur-reed

Broadfruit bur-reed

Also known as

Broadfruit bur-reed and Giant bur-reed


Sparganium eurycarpum

How to care for Broadfruit bur-reed


How often to water your Broadfruit bur-reed

Water needs for Broadfruit bur-reed
0.5 cups
every 9

Broadfruit 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 Broadfruit bur-reed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Broadfruit bur-reed: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Broadfruit 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 Broadfruit bur-reed

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Broadfruit 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 Broadfruit bur-reed after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Broadfruit bur-reed

Broadfruit 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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