Also known as
giant umbrella-sedge, coastal cutty grass, toetoe upoko-tangata and toetoe
How to care for Giant Umbrella-Sedge
How often to water your Giant Umbrella-Sedge
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 Seattle, Washington.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Giant Umbrella-Sedge in your home
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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.
How to fertilize Giant Umbrella-Sedge
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.
Giant Umbrella-Sedge prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Giant Umbrella-Sedge may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Giant Umbrella-Sedge is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.
Giant Umbrella-Sedge is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.
Care Summary for Giant Umbrella-Sedge
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.