How to care for: Cat Grass 'Zumula' (Cyperus Alternifolius)

Can’t your cat stay away from all your plants? Then here’s the solution: Cyperus Alternifolius. In other words, Cat Grass. A plant with the looks of grass, but for indoor use. The plant has a fresh green colour and serves as a hairball cleaner for cats. If we are very honest, Cat Grass is nothing but wild barley sown in a pot. Well, as long as the cats are happy.

Medium light

Water once a week


Non Air-purifying

How do you take care of Cat grass?


Cat grass grows best on a location with medium light to partial shade. They like shade better than direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will kill the plant rather than do it any good.


Water the cat grass regularly. About once a week to every 10 days is enough. It is not necessary to keep the soil continuously moist. We do, however, recommend placing the plant in a flowerpot with a saucer. This prevents wet feet and eventually root rot.

Plant nutrition

Plant nutrition is not necessary for Cat grass. It can even be dangerous for the cat if you add plant nutrition. Cat Grass itself is cultivated without pesticides and other chemicals.


Repotting Cat grass is not necessary. Most cats enjoy Cat Grass so much that the plant becomes bald really soon.


Cat grass is not known for its air-purifying function. As far as we’re concerned, no problem.

Is Cat grass toxic?

They're non toxic for humans and pets, making them the perfect choice as an indoor plant.

Diseases and peculiarities

Cat grass is not susceptible to diseases or pests. If the plant still suffers from this, you can try to spray the plant with a hard jet of water. Do not use a pesticide. Pesticide is dangerous for your pets.

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