Plant Care False Oat-Grass

False Oat-Grass

About False Oat-Grass

This cool season grass prefers cool nights and dry summers. It can be easily grown in pots or as ground cover. The plant needs frequent cuttings in late spring or early summer. It produces bulbous storage organ at stem base. It tolerates poor and dry soil.


Arrhenatherum elatius

Also known as

Tall oat-grass, Tall meadow oat, Onion couch and Tuber oat-grass

How to care for False Oat-Grass


How often to water your False Oat-Grass

Water needs for False Oat-Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

False Oat-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.

Calculate water needs of False Oat-Grass

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for False Oat-Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False Oat-Grass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

False Oat-Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

False Oat-Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize False Oat-Grass

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

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Care Summary for False Oat-Grass

False Oat-Grass

False Oat-Grass

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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