Plant Care Smooth Meadowgrass

Smooth Meadowgrass

About Smooth Meadowgrass

Smooth Meadowgrass is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge 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.

Smooth Meadowgrass likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Smooth Meadowgrass belongs to the Poa genus, and is native to the Northern Hemisphere.


Poa pratensis

Also known as

Spreading bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, Blue grass and Common meadow-grass

How to care for Smooth Meadowgrass

💦 Water

How often to water your Smooth Meadowgrass

Water needs for Smooth Meadowgrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Smooth Meadowgrass 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 Smooth Meadowgrass

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Smooth Meadowgrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Smooth Meadowgrass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Smooth Meadowgrass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Smooth Meadowgrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Smooth Meadowgrass

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Smooth Meadowgrass can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Smooth Meadowgrass →

Common Smooth Meadowgrass Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Smooth Meadowgrass prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Smooth Meadowgrass Water Frequency →

Smooth Meadowgrass Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Smooth Meadowgrass requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Smooth Meadowgrass Light Requirements →

Smooth Meadowgrass Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Smooth Meadowgrass Toxicity to Cats →

Smooth Meadowgrass Toxicity to Dogs →

Smooth Meadowgrass Toxicity to Humans →

🪴 Soil

Smooth Meadowgrass does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Smooth Meadowgrass →

When and How to Successfully Repot Smooth Meadowgrass →

💩 Fertilizer

Smooth Meadowgrass is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Smooth Meadowgrass →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Smooth Meadowgrass grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Smooth Meadowgrass →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Smooth Meadowgrass can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Smooth Meadowgrass Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Smooth Meadowgrass

Smooth Meadowgrass

Smooth Meadowgrass

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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