Plant Care Foxtail millet

Foxtail millet

Also known as

Dwarf setaria, Foxtail bristle-grass, Giant setaria, Green foxtail, Italian millet, German millet and Hungarian millet


Setaria italica

How to care for Foxtail millet


How often to water your Foxtail millet

Water needs for Foxtail millet
0.5 cups
every 9

Foxtail millet 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 Foxtail millet

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Foxtail millet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Foxtail millet: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Foxtail millet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Foxtail millet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Foxtail millet

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Foxtail millet

Foxtail millet

Foxtail millet

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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