Plant Care Bristly Dogstail Grass

Bristly Dogstail Grass

Also known as

Rough dog's-tail and Hedgehog dogtail


Cynosurus echinatus

How to care for Bristly Dogstail Grass

💦 Water

How often to water your Bristly Dogstail Grass

Water needs for Bristly Dogstail Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristly Dogstail 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Bristly Dogstail Grass in your home

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

Bristly Dogstail 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bristly Dogstail Grass

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

Care Summary for Bristly Dogstail Grass

Bristly Dogstail Grass

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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