Plant Care Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass

Taxonomy

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Pennisetum
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Purple Fountain Grass

Water

How often to water your Purple Fountain Grass

Water needs for Purple Fountain Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Fountain Grass 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 Purple Fountain Grass

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 Purple Fountain Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Fountain Grass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Purple Fountain Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Purple Fountain Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Purple Fountain Grass in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Purple Fountain Grass

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

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Care Summary for Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass


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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