Hibernate pampas grass in a bucket - How to do it right

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Anyone who has planted pampas grass in the bucket has to do a lot to make sure that winter is good. Alone too much moisture can cause a great deal of damage.

Pampas grass needs some protection in winter

The pampas grass originating from South America is one of the most popular ornamental grasses of all. Because this beautiful plant can not only be placed directly in the bed, but also very well cultivated in the tub. Who decides for the last variant, but must pay attention. In its original environment, the pampas grass is e.g. no humidity used, because the weather there is mostly hot and dry. Accordingly, it is also important in the care of the container plant that it protects you from too much moisture, especially in winter. Speaking of winter: when hibernating in the tub, there are of course a lot to consider. Here is a brief overview of it.

So hibernate your pampas grass in the bucket properly


First, it's about finding the ideal location for the ornamental grass. In any case, the place must be sunny to partially shaded and above all sheltered from the wind, which is why you should place the container plant directly on the wall of the house. Ideal is e.g. also a covered place, because then no damage can be caused by too much moisture.

Protect roots from frost:

In a bucket, the roots of pampas grass are not so well protected from the cold. They could easily freeze to death in winter. Also, the increased humidity in the cold season can make the plant very hard. To protect the roots from frost in winter, it is advisable to wrap the bucket in bubble wrap. Place the bucket on a styrofoam plate so that the ornamental grass is protected from the cold even from below. If it gets extremely cold in winter, you can wrap the pampas grass completely in a fleece or put a bamboo mat around the bucket. If necessary, you can also put the plant in a cool room. But in no case in the apartment, because it would be much too warm.

Protect straws:

Unfortunately, many plant lovers make the mistake of pruning pampas grass in autumn. However, this can be fatal, because then water can penetrate into the hollow stems, so that it can quickly lead to rot. Therefore, keep your hands off the secateurs! To protect the long stalks, you should rather tie them together loosely.

Pampas grass in winter pour / fertilize:

Even in winter, the ornamental grass needs water. Finally, the root ball should not dry out. So cast the ornamental grass a bit on frost-free days. But not too much, because waterlogging does not tolerate the pampas grass at all. Therefore, a drainage layer of expanded clay or gravel in the lower area of ​​the bucket is always recommended. Fertilizing you need the ornamental grass in winter, however, not at all.

Preparation for the spring:

As soon as spring comes, cut back the pampas grass to about 20 cm. So it can then drive out again with full force.

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