Plant Care Microlaena


Also known as

Microlaena, weeping grass, weeping rice grass and weeping meadow grass


Microlaena stipoides

How to care for Microlaena

💦 Water

How often to water your Microlaena

Water needs for Microlaena
0.5 cups
every 9

Microlaena 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Microlaena in your home

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

Microlaena 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 Microlaena in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Microlaena

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

Care Summary for Microlaena


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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