Plant Care Upright sedge

Upright sedge

Also known as

Tussock sedge

Taxonomy

Carex stricta
Carex
Cyperaceae
Poales

How to care for Upright sedge

Water

How often to water your Upright sedge

Water needs for Upright sedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Upright 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 Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Upright sedge in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing Upright sedge in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Upright sedge in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Upright sedge in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 36.1% ☀️

November 24th, 2021

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 36.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Upright sedge in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 1.4 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Madison is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Upright sedge in your home

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

Upright 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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Upright sedge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Upright sedge

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Upright sedge

Upright 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 Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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