Plant Care Fern Grass

Fern Grass

Also known as

fern-grass, rigid-fescue and Fern-grasses

Taxonomy

Catapodium rigidum
Catapodium
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Fern Grass

Water

How often to water your Fern Grass

Water needs for Fern Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Fern Grass needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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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 Fern Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fern Grass: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fern Grass may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Fern Grass

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

Care Summary for Fern Grass

Fern Grass


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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