Plant Care Broomsedge Bluestem

Broomsedge Bluestem

About Broomsedge Bluestem

Beard Grass has green leaves and stems turning dark red-purple then bright orange in late fall. It's not recommended for a formal garden and does not tolerate heavy mulch, but is good used in managed rural areas. It is found in savannas, flatwoods, maritime wet grasslands, disturbed pinelands, other wetlands, old fields, roadbanks, and other disturbed sites.


Andropogon virginicus

Also known as

Yellowsedge bluestem and Whiskey grass

How to care for Broomsedge Bluestem


How often to water your Broomsedge Bluestem

Water needs for Broomsedge Bluestem
0.5 cups
every 9

Broomsedge 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 Broomsedge Bluestem in your home

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

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

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

Broomsedge Bluestem does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Broomsedge Bluestem

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

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Care Summary for Broomsedge Bluestem

Broomsedge 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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