Plant Care Crested Wheatgrass

Crested Wheatgrass

Also known as

crested wheat grass, desert wheatgrass, fairway crested wheatgrass and fairway wheatgrass


Agropyron cristatum

How to care for Crested Wheatgrass

💦 Water

How often to water your Crested Wheatgrass

Water needs for Crested Wheatgrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Crested Wheatgrass 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 Crested Wheatgrass

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Crested Wheatgrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crested Wheatgrass: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Crested Wheatgrass may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Crested Wheatgrass

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

Care Summary for Crested Wheatgrass

Crested Wheatgrass

Crested Wheatgrass

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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