Plant Care Wheatgrass


3.8 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Wheatgrass has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Wheatgrass has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

Cat grass, Spelt wheat, Bread Wheat and Common wheat


Triticum aestivum

How to care for Wheatgrass


How often to water your Wheatgrass

Water needs for Wheatgrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Wheatgrass needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Wheatgrass

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Wheatgrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Wheatgrass: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Wheatgrass 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 Wheatgrass

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

Care Summary for Wheatgrass



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.

What other plant parents say

Wheatgrass has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 12
Wheatgrass has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 9
Wheatgrass has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Wheatgrass has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Wheatgrass has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Wheatgrass has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Fallacyfiend avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 50 XP

I grew this plant because my cats love it

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 812 XP

My cats love to eat it

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 308 XP

I loved this plant but the cat sat on it and I think it’s about to die. So sad :(

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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 692 XP
globe Lake Forest, California

safe for hamsters and cats to nibble, super rewarding to grow, v fun plant :^]

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 140 XP

If you grow Wheatgrass/Catgrass from seeds it will germinate in as little as two days when sprouted in pots or trays. It takes the grass six to 10 days to reach harvest size. The roots mold easily, so do not water from the top, but rather soak the roots from the bottom in a bowl for max 2 hours. Do not water again for a few days until the roots have dried thoroughly. After the grass has reached harvest size, you have about 2 weeks until that crop will begin to die. You might be able to get two crops out of one batch of seeds, but most likely, you will have to throw out each batch of seeds monthly and buy a new batch of seeds. They grow quickly, but due quickly. House pets LOVE this grass and it is pet-safe and gives them a good dose of fiber. You can either let them free-graze on the grass by leaving the pot lying around in reach, or you can cut a few blades and add it to your pet’s food. It is also a popular source of fiber for humans by adding to smoothies or blending a shot of pure wheatgrass. Honestly, it tastes pretty gross, but it has healthy benefits apparently.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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