Plant Care Barley

Barley

Also known as

Cat Grass and Variegated Cat Grass

Taxonomy

Hordeum vulgare
Hordeum
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Barley

Water

How often to water your Barley

Water needs for Barley
0.5 cups
every 9

Barley 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Barley in your home

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

Barley love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Barley does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Barley

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

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Care Summary for Barley

Barley

Barley


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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