Plant Care Common Couch

Common Couch

Also known as

Couch grass, Twitch, Quick grass, Quitch grass, Quitch, Dog grass, Quackgrass, Scutch grass and Witchgrass


Elymus repens

How to care for Common Couch


How often to water your Common Couch

Water needs for Common Couch
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Couch 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

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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 Common Couch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Couch: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Couch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Couch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Common Couch

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Common Couch

Common Couch

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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