Plant Care Blue oat grass

Blue oat grass

About Blue oat grass

Helictotrichon is a cool-season ornamental grass that is easily grown in dry to medium, well-drained soil.


Helictotrichon sempervirens

How to care for Blue oat grass


How often to water your Blue oat grass

Water needs for Blue oat grass
0.5 cups
every 12

Blue oat grass needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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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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 Blue oat grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue oat grass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue oat grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue oat grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue oat grass in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Blue oat grass

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

Difficulty Level

Blue oat grass is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Blue oat grass

Blue oat grass

Blue oat grass

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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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