Plant Care Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass

About Buffalo Grass

St. Augustine Grass is a spreading turf grass native to the southeastern U.S.A. and South America. It is found in marshes, roadsides, and lawns. This plant is heat tolerant and mildly drought tolerant. It spreads by rhizomes and is sold by turf or plugs.

Taxonomy

Stenotaphrum secundatum
Stenotaphrum
Poaceae
Poales

Also known as

St. Augustine Grass, St. Augustine Grass, Carpet grass, Buffalo turf, Buffalo grass and grass

How to care for Buffalo Grass

Water

How often to water your Buffalo Grass

Water needs for Buffalo Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Buffalo Grass needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Orlando, Florida.

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

Calculate water needs of Buffalo Grass

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Buffalo Grass in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

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Growing Buffalo Grass in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Buffalo Grass in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 7th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Buffalo Grass in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 26.5% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

Orlando is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to increase by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.2 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Buffalo Grass in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for St. Augustine Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Buffalo Grass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Buffalo Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Orlando, Florida ⛅.

Buffalo Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Buffalo Grass

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

When to repot Buffalo Grass

Nutrient needs for plant Buffalo Grass in Orlando, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 4th, 2023

The growing potential in Orlando is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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