Plant Care Giant Umbrella-Sedge

Giant Umbrella-Sedge

Also known as

giant umbrella-sedge, coastal cutty grass, toetoe upoko-tangata and toetoe


Cyperus ustulatus

How to care for Giant Umbrella-Sedge


How often to water your Giant Umbrella-Sedge

Water needs for Giant Umbrella-Sedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Giant Umbrella-Sedge needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Sacramento, 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

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Plant care guide for Giant Umbrella-Sedge in Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

49% Low

Finding light for Giant Umbrella-Sedge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Giant Umbrella-Sedge: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Giant Umbrella-Sedge 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 Sacramento, California ⛅.


How to fertilize Giant Umbrella-Sedge

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Giant Umbrella-Sedge: 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 Giant Umbrella-Sedge after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Giant Umbrella-Sedge

Giant Umbrella-Sedge

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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