Plant Care Bottle Sedge

Bottle Sedge

About Bottle Sedge

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

Bottle 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.

Taxonomy

Carex rostrata
Carex
Cyperaceae
Poales

Also known as

bottle sedge and beaked sedge

How to care for Bottle Sedge

Water

How often to water your Bottle Sedge

Water needs for Bottle Sedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Bottle 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Bottle Sedge in your home

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

Bottle Sedge love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bottle Sedge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bottle Sedge

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Bottle Sedge

Bottle Sedge


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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