Plant Care False Nutsedge

False Nutsedge

Also known as

false nutsedge and straw-colored flatsedge


Cyperus strigosus

How to care for False Nutsedge


How often to water your False Nutsedge

Water needs for False Nutsedge
0.5 cups
every 9

False Nutsedge 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 False Nutsedge

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for False Nutsedge in your home

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

False Nutsedge 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 False Nutsedge

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for False Nutsedge

False Nutsedge

False Nutsedge

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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