Plant Care Carpet Grass

Carpet Grass

About Carpet Grass

St. Augustine Grass is a spreading turf grass native to the southeastern U.S.A. and South America. It is found in marshes, roadsides, and lawns. This plant is heat tolerant and mildly drought tolerant. It spreads by rhizomes and is sold by turf or plugs.

Taxonomy

Stenotaphrum secundatum
Stenotaphrum
Poaceae
Poales

Also known as

St. Augustine Grass, St. Augustine Grass, Carpet grass, Buffalo turf, Buffalo grass and grass

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 located in San Jose, California.

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

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 Carpet Grass in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

38% Low

Growing Carpet Grass in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Carpet Grass in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Carpet Grass in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 32.2% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Carpet Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Carpet Grass

Nutrient needs for plant Carpet Grass in San Jose, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 23rd, 2023

The growing potential in San Jose is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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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 your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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