Plant Care least bur-reed

least bur-reed

Also known as

least bur-reed and small bur-reed


Sparganium natans

How to care for least bur-reed


How often to water your least bur-reed

Water needs for least bur-reed
0.5 cups
every 9

least 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 least bur-reed in your home

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

least 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 least bur-reed

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for least bur-reed

least 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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