Plant Care Cockatoo Grass

Cockatoo Grass

Also known as

Aira viatica, Alloteropsis distachya, Alloteropsis gwebiensis, Alloteropsis homblei, Alloteropsis semialata eckloniana, Alloteropsis semialata ecklonii, Alloteropsis semialata semialata, Alloteropsis semialata viatica, Arundinella schultzii, Axonopus maidenianus, Axonopus semialatus ambigua, Axonopus semialatus ecklonianus, Axonopus semialatus ecklonii, Bluffia ecklonia, Bluffia eckloniana, Coridochloa semialata, Coridochloa semialata ambigua, Holosetum philippicum, Panicum philippicum, Panicum semialatum ecklonianum, Panicum viaticum, Paspalum semialatum ecklonii and Pterochlaena catangensis


Alloteropsis semialata

How to care for Cockatoo Grass


How often to water your Cockatoo Grass

Water needs for Cockatoo Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Cockatoo Grass 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Cockatoo Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cockatoo Grass: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cockatoo Grass 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.

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How to fertilize Cockatoo Grass

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

Care Summary for Cockatoo Grass

Cockatoo Grass

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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