Plant Care Chufa


Also known as

Tall Flatsedge, Tall Flatsedge, Nutgrass, Tall nutgrass, Umbrella sedge, Earth almond, Zula nuts, Edible galingale and Pale galingale


Cyperus eragrostis

How to care for Chufa


How often to water your Chufa

Water needs for Chufa
0.5 cups
every 9

Chufa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.

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 Chufa

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Chufa in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Growing Chufa in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Chufa in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Chufa in Austin, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 28.6% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 28.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Chufa in Austin, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, Austin is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Tall Flatsedge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chufa: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chufa may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.


How to fertilize Chufa

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Chufa



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Austin, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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