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?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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!


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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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