3.8 out of 5 (14 experiences)
Also known as
Wheatgrass, Wheatgrass, Cat grass, Spelt wheat, Bread Wheat and Common wheat
How to care for Common Wheat
Common Wheat 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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Common Wheat 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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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 Common Wheat after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
If you grow Wheatgrass/Catgrass from seeds it will germinate in as little as two days when sprouted in pots or trays. It takes the grass six to 10 days to reach harvest size. The roots mold easily, so do not water from the top, but rather soak the roots from the bottom in a bowl for max 2 hours. Do not water again for a few days until the roots have dried thoroughly. After the grass has reached harvest size, you have about 2 weeks until that crop will begin to die. You might be able to get two crops out of one batch of seeds, but most likely, you will have to throw out each batch of seeds monthly and buy a new batch of seeds. They grow quickly, but due quickly. House pets LOVE this grass and it is pet-safe and gives them a good dose of fiber. You can either let them free-graze on the grass by leaving the pot lying around in reach, or you can cut a few blades and add it to your pet’s food. It is also a popular source of fiber for humans by adding to smoothies or blending a shot of pure wheatgrass. Honestly, it tastes pretty gross, but it has healthy benefits apparently.