Plant Care Annual Wild Rice

Annual Wild Rice

Also known as

Wild rice, Zizania, Canada rice, Indian rice and water oats


Zizania aquatica

How to care for Annual Wild Rice


How often to water your Annual Wild Rice

Water needs for Annual Wild Rice
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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Finding light for Annual Wild Rice in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Annual Wild Rice: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Annual Wild Rice love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Annual Wild Rice does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Annual Wild Rice in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Annual Wild Rice

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Annual Wild Rice

Annual Wild Rice

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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