Plant Care Pennsylvania sedge

Pennsylvania sedge

About Pennsylvania sedge

Pennsylvania sedge is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Pennsylvania sedge likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Pennsylvania sedge belongs to the carex genus, and is native to Central and Eastern Canada and the United States.

Taxonomy

Carex pensylvanica
Carex
Cyperaceae
Poales

Also known as

Pennsylvania sedge, Penn sedge, Early sedge, Common oak sedge and Yellow sedge

How to care for Pennsylvania sedge

Water

How often to water your Pennsylvania sedge

Water needs for Pennsylvania sedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Pennsylvania sedge needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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
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 Pennsylvania sedge in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Pennsylvania sedge in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Pennsylvania sedge in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Pennsylvania sedge in San Jose, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.4% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 27.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Pennsylvania sedge in San Jose, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 10.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Pennsylvania sedge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pennsylvania sedge: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pennsylvania sedge 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 San Jose, California ⛅.

Pennsylvania sedge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pennsylvania sedge

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

When to repot Pennsylvania sedge

Nutrient needs for plant Pennsylvania sedge in San Jose, California

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

November 27th, 2021

The growing potential in San Jose 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 repo…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Pennsylvania sedge is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Pennsylvania sedge

Pennsylvania sedge


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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