Plant Care Miscanthus Sinensis

Miscanthus Sinensis

About Miscanthus Sinensis

Miscanthus sinensis is a large ornamental grass with longitudinally white and green striped foliage that inclines to sag with adverse weather conditions. In warmer climates this plant can be quite weedy but mulch will assist in preventing re-seeding.


Miscanthus sinensis

Also known as

Maiden Grass, Maiden Grass and Maiden silvergrass

How to care for Miscanthus Sinensis


How often to water your Miscanthus Sinensis

Water needs for Miscanthus Sinensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Miscanthus Sinensis 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 Miscanthus Sinensis

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Maiden Grass in your home

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

Miscanthus Sinensis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Miscanthus Sinensis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Miscanthus Sinensis

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

Difficulty Level

Miscanthus Sinensis is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Miscanthus Sinensis

Miscanthus Sinensis

Miscanthus Sinensis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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