Grass plant ailing - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, Pe
Question by maaestros
May 31, 2010
Some of the blades of one of my three Pennisetum (sp.?) grass plants is yellowing. It looks like straw. What is it lacking?

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2010


Ornamental grasses are similar to turfgrasses in their needs. They like full sunshine, ample water and occasional feeding. And, they need fast draining soils. If they get too much water, or if the soil doesn't drain well, the roots can suffer. A few dead blades is probably nothing to worry about but if lots of blades are dying, there's a water stress problem. Check to make sure the soil is draining well and the roots are not sitting in water for extending periods of time. Best wishes with your plant!

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