Plant Care Bushy Bluestem

Bushy Bluestem

Also known as

Roughglume bushy bluestem, Bushy bluestem and Bushy beardgrass


Andropogon glomeratus

How to care for Bushy Bluestem


How often to water your Bushy Bluestem

Water needs for Bushy Bluestem
0.5 cups
every 9

Bushy Bluestem 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

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Finding light for Bushy Bluestem in your home

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

Bushy Bluestem love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bushy Bluestem does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bushy Bluestem

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

Difficulty Level

Bushy Bluestem is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bushy Bluestem

Bushy Bluestem

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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