Plant Care Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

Also known as

Smooth meadow-grass, Smooth meadow-grass, Spreading bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, Blue grass and Common meadow-grass

Taxonomy

Poa pratensis
Poa
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Kentucky Bluegrass

Water

How often to water your Kentucky Bluegrass

Water needs for Kentucky Bluegrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Kentucky Bluegrass 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 Smooth meadow-grass in your home

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

Kentucky Bluegrass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Kentucky Bluegrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Kentucky Bluegrass

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Kentucky Bluegrass can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass


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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