Plant Care Stenotaphrum Secundatum

Stenotaphrum Secundatum

About Stenotaphrum Secundatum

St. Augustine Grass is a spreading turf grass native to the southeastern U.S.A. and South America. It is found in marshes, roadsides, and lawns. This plant is heat tolerant and mildly drought tolerant. It spreads by rhizomes and is sold by turf or plugs.


Stenotaphrum secundatum

Also known as

St. Augustine Grass, St. Augustine Grass, Carpet grass, Buffalo turf, Buffalo grass and grass

How to care for Stenotaphrum Secundatum


How often to water your Stenotaphrum Secundatum

Water needs for Stenotaphrum Secundatum
0.5 cups
every 9

Stenotaphrum Secundatum 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 Stenotaphrum Secundatum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for St. Augustine Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Stenotaphrum Secundatum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Stenotaphrum Secundatum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Stenotaphrum Secundatum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Stenotaphrum Secundatum

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

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Care Summary for Stenotaphrum Secundatum

Stenotaphrum Secundatum

Stenotaphrum Secundatum

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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