Plant Care Big Quaking Grass

Big Quaking Grass

Also known as

Great quaking grass, Greater quaking-grass, Large quaking grass, Blowfly grass, Rattlesnake grass, Shelly grass, Rattle grass and Shell grass

Taxonomy

Briza maxima
Briza
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Big Quaking Grass

Water

How often to water your Big Quaking Grass

Water needs for Big Quaking Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Big Quaking 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Big Quaking Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Big Quaking Grass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Big Quaking Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Big Quaking Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Big Quaking Grass

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

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Care Summary for Big Quaking Grass

Big Quaking Grass


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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