Plant Care Italian Millet

Italian Millet

Also known as

Foxtail millet, Foxtail millet, Dwarf setaria, Foxtail bristle-grass, Giant setaria, Green foxtail, Italian millet, German millet and Hungarian millet


Setaria italica

How to care for Italian Millet


How often to water your Italian Millet

Water needs for Italian Millet
0.5 cups
every 9

Italian Millet 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 Italian Millet

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.

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Finding light for Foxtail millet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Italian Millet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Italian Millet may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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


How to fertilize Italian Millet

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

Care Summary for Italian Millet

Italian Millet

Italian Millet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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