Plant Care Barnyard Grass

Barnyard Grass

About Barnyard Grass

Barnyard Grass is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.


Echinochloa crus-galli

Also known as

Cockspur, Cockspur grass, Barnyard millet, Japanese millet, Water grass, Common barnyard grass and "barnyard grass"

How to care for Barnyard Grass


How often to water your Barnyard Grass

Water needs for Barnyard Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Barnyard 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 Barnyard 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 Barnyard Grass in your home

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

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

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

Barnyard Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Barnyard Grass

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Barnyard Grass

Barnyard Grass

Barnyard 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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