Plant Care Ophiopogon Japonicus
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Ophiopogon Japonicus

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Ophiopogon Japonicus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Mondo grass, Mondo grass, Dwarf lilyturf, Mondograss, Fountainplant and Monkeygrass

Taxonomy

Ophiopogon japonicus
Ophiopogon
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Ophiopogon Japonicus

Water

How often to water your Ophiopogon Japonicus

Water needs for Ophiopogon Japonicus
0.5 cups
every 9

Ophiopogon Japonicus 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 Ophiopogon Japonicus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Mondo grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ophiopogon Japonicus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ophiopogon Japonicus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ophiopogon Japonicus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ophiopogon Japonicus

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Ophiopogon Japonicus

Ophiopogon Japonicus

Ophiopogon Japonicus


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.

What other plant parents say

Ophiopogon Japonicus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Bethvine8900 avatar
@Bethvine8900
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 94 XP
06/29/2021

Temperamental in regard to watering, but very lovable. 😊

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