Plant Care Poa Annua

Poa Annua

Also known as

Annual Bluegrass, Annual Bluegrass, Annual meadow-grass, Annual bluegrass and Poa


Poa annua

How to care for Poa Annua


How often to water your Poa Annua

Water needs for Poa Annua
0.5 cups
every 9

Poa Annua 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 Poa Annua

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Annual Bluegrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Poa Annua: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Poa Annua love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Poa Annua does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Poa Annua

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

Difficulty Level

Poa Annua is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Poa Annua

Poa Annua

Poa Annua

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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