Plant Care Adlay
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Adlay

Also known as

Job's tears, Job's tears, Job's-tears, Adlay millet, Coixseed, Tear grass, Yi yi and Chinese pearl barley

Taxonomy

Coix lacryma-jobi
Coix
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Adlay

Water

How often to water your Adlay

Water needs for Adlay
0.5 cups
every 9

Adlay 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 Adlay

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Job's tears in your home

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

Adlay love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Adlay does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Adlay

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Adlay

Adlay

Adlay


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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