Plant Care Hooked bristlegrass

Hooked bristlegrass

About Hooked bristlegrass

Hooked bristlegrass is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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


Setaria verticillata

Also known as

Hooked bristlegrass, Bristly Foxtail , bur bristle grass, bur grass, foxtail, hooked bristlegrass, rough bristle-grass and bristly foxtail

How to care for Hooked bristlegrass


How often to water your Hooked bristlegrass

Water needs for Hooked bristlegrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Hooked 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

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Finding light for Hooked bristlegrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hooked bristlegrass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hooked bristlegrass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hooked bristlegrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Hooked bristlegrass

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Hooked bristlegrass

Hooked 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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