Plant Care Carpet Grass

Carpet Grass

Also known as

St. augustine grass, St. augustine grass, Carpet grass, Buffalo turf, Buffalo grass and grass

Taxonomy

Stenotaphrum secundatum
Stenotaphrum
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Carpet Grass

Water

How often to water your Carpet Grass

Water needs for Carpet Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Carpet Grass 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.

Calculate water needs of Carpet Grass

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 St. augustine grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carpet Grass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carpet Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carpet Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Carpet Grass

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

FAQs
Water Needs
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Soil
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Carpet Grass

Carpet Grass

Carpet Grass


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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