Plant Care Blue Grama

Blue Grama

About Blue Grama

Blue Grama is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Blue Grama likes soil that is extremely well-draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Blue Grama belongs to the Bouteloua genus, and is native to West and Central Canada to Mexico.

Taxonomy

Bouteloua gracilis
Bouteloua
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Blue Grama

💦 Water

How often to water your Blue Grama

Water needs for Blue Grama
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Grama 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blue Grama in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Grama: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Grama love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue Grama does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Grama

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Blue Grama prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blue Grama requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Blue Grama is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Blue Grama is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blue Grama is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blue Grama can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Blue Grama can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Blue Grama

Blue Grama


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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