Plant Care Alabama Swamp Flatsedge

Alabama Swamp Flatsedge

Also known as

swamp flat sedge

Taxonomy

Cyperus ligularis
Cyperus
Cyperaceae
Poales

How to care for Alabama Swamp Flatsedge

Water

How often to water your Alabama Swamp Flatsedge

Water needs for Alabama Swamp Flatsedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Alabama Swamp Flatsedge 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.

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 Alabama Swamp Flatsedge in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

49% Low

Growing Alabama Swamp Flatsedge in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Alabama Swamp Flatsedge in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 7th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Alabama Swamp Flatsedge in San Jose, California

Sunlight will decrease by 22% ☀️

December 7th, 2022

San Jose is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to decrease by 22% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Alabama Swamp Flatsedge in San Jose, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 7th, 2022

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Alabama Swamp Flatsedge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alabama Swamp Flatsedge: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alabama Swamp Flatsedge 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 San Jose, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Alabama Swamp Flatsedge

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

When to repot Alabama Swamp Flatsedge

Nutrient needs for plant Alabama Swamp Flatsedge in San Jose, California

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

December 7th, 2022

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 Alabama Swamp Flatsedge

Alabama Swamp Flatsedge


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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