Plant Care African Bristlegrass

African Bristlegrass

Also known as

? aurea, Chaetochloa aurea, Chaetochloa glauca aurea, Panicum aureum, Panicum chrysanthum, Panicum rudimentosum, Pennisetum aureum, Pennisetum rudimentosum, Pennisetum schimperi, Setaria almaspicata, Setaria alpestris, Setaria anceps, Setaria anceps sericea, Setaria angustifolia, Setaria aurea, Setaria aurea breviseta, Setaria aurea fumigata, Setaria aurea kinsundensis, Setaria aurea kisunduensis, Setaria aurea latifolia, Setaria aurea longiseta, Setaria aurea minor, Setaria aurea pallida, Setaria aurea palustris, Setaria bussei, Setaria cana, Setaria chrysantha, Setaria chrysochaeta, Setaria decipiens, Setaria flabellata, Setaria flabellata flabellata, Setaria flabellata natalensis, Setaria flabelliformis, Setaria glauca aurea, Setaria homblei, Setaria isalensis, Setaria laxispica, Setaria myosuroides, Setaria neglecta, Setaria perennis, Setaria planifolia, Setaria rudimentosa, Setaria scalaris, Setaria sphacelata anceps, Setaria sphacelata aquamontana, Setaria sphacelata aurea, Setaria sphacelata nodosa, Setaria sphacelata pyropea, Setaria sphacelata sericea, Setaria sphacelata sphacelata, Setaria sphacelata splendida, Setaria sphacelata stolonifera, Setaria sphacelata torta, Setaria splendida, Setaria stenantha, Setaria stolzii, Setaria tenuispica, Setaria torta and Setaria trinervia


Setaria sphacelata

How to care for African Bristlegrass


How often to water your African Bristlegrass

Water needs for African Bristlegrass
0.5 cups
every 9

African Bristlegrass 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 African Bristlegrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Bristlegrass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

African Bristlegrass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

African Bristlegrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize African Bristlegrass

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for African Bristlegrass

African Bristlegrass

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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