Plant Care Eastern Rough Sedge

Eastern Rough Sedge

Also known as

Scabrous sedge and rough sedge


Carex scabrata

How to care for Eastern Rough Sedge


How often to water your Eastern Rough Sedge

Water needs for Eastern Rough Sedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Rough 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 Rough Sedge in your home

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

Eastern Rough 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 Rough Sedge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Eastern Rough Sedge

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Eastern Rough Sedge

Eastern Rough 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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