Plant Care Cotton-Grass Bulrush

Cotton-Grass Bulrush

About Cotton-Grass Bulrush

Cotton-Grass Bulrush is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Cotton-Grass Bulrush likes soil that is well draining.

Cotton-Grass Bulrush belongs to the scirpus genus, and is native to Eastern North America.


Scirpus cyperinus

Also known as

marsh bulrush, teddybear paws, wool-grass, woolgrass, common woolly bulrush, black-sheathed bulrush, brown woolly sedge, common woolgrass and cottongrass bulrush

How to care for Cotton-Grass Bulrush


How often to water your Cotton-Grass Bulrush

Water needs for Cotton-Grass Bulrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Cotton-Grass Bulrush 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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cotton-Grass Bulrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cotton-Grass Bulrush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cotton-Grass Bulrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cotton-Grass Bulrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cotton-Grass Bulrush in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cotton-Grass Bulrush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cotton-Grass Bulrush: 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 Cotton-Grass Bulrush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Cotton-Grass Bulrush is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cotton-Grass Bulrush

Cotton-Grass Bulrush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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