Plant Care Eastern Star Sedge

Eastern Star Sedge

About Eastern Star Sedge

Eastern Star 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.

Eastern Star 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.

Eastern Star Sedge belongs to the carex genus, and is native to Central and Eastern North America.


Carex radiata

Also known as

radiate sedge, stellate sedge and straight-styled wood sedge

How to care for Eastern Star Sedge


How often to water your Eastern Star Sedge

Water needs for Eastern Star Sedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Star Sedge 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 Eastern Star Sedge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Star Sedge: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Star Sedge love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Star Sedge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Eastern Star Sedge in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Eastern Star Sedge

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Eastern Star 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 Eastern Star Sedge after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Eastern Star Sedge is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Eastern Star Sedge

Eastern Star Sedge

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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