Plant Care Chiapan climbing rat

Chiapan climbing rat

Also known as

Annual beard-grass and Annual rabbitsfoot grass


Polypogon monspeliensis

How to care for Chiapan climbing rat


How often to water your Chiapan climbing rat

Water needs for Chiapan climbing rat
0.5 cups
every 9

Chiapan climbing rat 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Chiapan climbing rat in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chiapan climbing rat: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chiapan climbing rat may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Chiapan climbing rat

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

Care Summary for Chiapan climbing rat

Chiapan climbing rat

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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