About Chinese pennisetum
Chinese pennisetum is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Chinese pennisetum likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Chinese pennisetum belongs to the Cenchrus genus, and is native to Eastern Asia to Western Australia.
Also known as
Chinese pennisetum, Chinese fountaingrass, dwarf fountain grass, foxtail fountain grass and swamp foxtail grass
How to care for Chinese pennisetum
Chinese pennisetum 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.
Chinese pennisetum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Chinese pennisetum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Chinese pennisetum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.