Plant Care Citronella Grass

Citronella Grass


Cymbopogon nardus

How to care for Citronella Grass


How often to water your Citronella Grass

Water needs for Citronella Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Citronella 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.

Calculate water needs of Citronella Grass

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Citronella Grass in your home

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

Citronella Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Citronella Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Citronella Grass

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Citronella Grass

Citronella Grass

Citronella Grass

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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