Plant Care Indian matting plant

Indian matting plant

Also known as

Paper reed, Papyrus, Papyrus sedge, Nile grass and Prince Tut Grass


Cyperus papyrus

How to care for Indian matting plant


How often to water your Indian matting plant

Water needs for Indian matting plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Indian matting plant 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 Indian matting plant

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.

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Finding light for Indian matting plant in your home

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

Indian matting plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Indian matting plant

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

Care Summary for Indian matting plant

Indian matting plant

Indian matting plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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