Plant Care Indian matting plant

Indian matting plant

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus
Cyperaceae
Poales

How to care for Indian matting plant

Water

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 located in Houston, 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 Indian matting plant

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 Indian matting plant in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Indian matting plant in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Indian matting plant in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston 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 Indian matting plant in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 20% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Indian matting plant in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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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..️

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Indian matting plant

Nutrient needs for plant Indian matting plant in Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Indian matting plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Indian matting plant

Indian matting plant

Indian matting plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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