Plant Care Common Velvetgrass

Common Velvetgrass

Also known as

Tufted grass, Meadow soft grass, Velvet grass and Common velvet grass


Holcus lanatus

How to care for Common Velvetgrass


How often to water your Common Velvetgrass

Water needs for Common Velvetgrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Velvetgrass 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 Common Velvetgrass

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Common Velvetgrass in your home

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

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

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

Common Velvetgrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Common Velvetgrass

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Common Velvetgrass

Common Velvetgrass

Common Velvetgrass

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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