Plant Care Canada Spikesedge

Canada Spikesedge

Also known as

Canada spikesedge, Knoblike Spikesedge and bent spikerush

Taxonomy

Eleocharis geniculata
Eleocharis
Cyperaceae
Poales

How to care for Canada Spikesedge

💦 Water

How often to water your Canada Spikesedge

Water needs for Canada Spikesedge
0.5 cups
every 9

Canada Spikesedge 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Canada Spikesedge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Canada Spikesedge: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Canada Spikesedge love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Canada Spikesedge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Canada Spikesedge in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Canada Spikesedge

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Canada Spikesedge 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Canada Spikesedge requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.


🪴 Soil

Canada Spikesedge does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Canada Spikesedge is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Canada Spikesedge

Canada Spikesedge


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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