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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

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

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Growing Chufa in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Chufa in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Chufa in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 30% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Raleigh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to increase by 30% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Chufa in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of dayl…

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.


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 Raleigh, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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