Plant Care coolatai grass

coolatai grass

Also known as

coolatai grass and common thatching grass


Hyparrhenia hirta

How to care for coolatai grass


How often to water your coolatai grass

Water needs for coolatai grass
0.5 cups
every 9

coolatai grass needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

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.

Plant care guide for coolatai grass in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Growing coolatai grass in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant coolatai grass in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant coolatai grass in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 41.2% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 41.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant coolatai grass in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.6 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.3 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for coolatai grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant coolatai grass: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

coolatai grass may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.


How to fertilize coolatai grass

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

Care Summary for coolatai grass

coolatai grass

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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