About Adlay Millet
The Job grass is a tropical perennial grass native to Southeast Asia, but has naturalized in the southern United States. Some varieties have seeds with hard pseudocarps and are used for jewelry, while others have softer ones used for cereal crops and folk medicine. In the Cherokee Nation and Eastern Band of Cherokee the beads of Job's tears are used in personal attire.
Also known as
Job's Tears, Job's Tears, Job's-tears, Adlay, Adlay millet, Coixseed, Tear grass, Yi yi and Chinese pearl barley
How to care for Adlay Millet
Adlay Millet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Adlay Millet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Adlay Millet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Millet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.