Plant Care Lesser bulrush

Lesser bulrush

Also known as

Narrow-leaf cat-tail, Narrowleaf cattail and Lesser reedmace


Typha angustifolia

How to care for Lesser bulrush


How often to water your Lesser bulrush

Water needs for Lesser bulrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Lesser bulrush 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 Lesser bulrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lesser bulrush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lesser bulrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Lesser bulrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Lesser bulrush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lesser bulrush: 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 Lesser bulrush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Lesser bulrush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lesser bulrush

Lesser bulrush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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