Plant Care Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Also known as

Andropogon gerardii, big bluestem, turkeyfoot, tall bluestem, bluejoint and Andropogon gerardii


Andropogon gerardi

How to care for Andropogon gerardii


How often to water your Andropogon gerardii

Water needs for Andropogon gerardii
0.5 cups
every 9

Andropogon gerardii needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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

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Plant care guide for Andropogon gerardii in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Finding light for Andropogon gerardii in your home

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

Andropogon gerardii love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Andropogon gerardii does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Andropogon gerardii

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

Difficulty Level

Andropogon gerardii is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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