Plant Care big squirreltail

big squirreltail

About big squirreltail

big squirreltail 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.

big squirreltail likes soil that is well draining.


Elymus multisetus

How to care for big squirreltail


How often to water your big squirreltail

Water needs for big squirreltail
0.5 cups
every 9

big squirreltail 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?

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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 big squirreltail in your home

Light needs and placement for plant big squirreltail: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

big squirreltail love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

big squirreltail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize big squirreltail

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for big squirreltail

big squirreltail

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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