It’s not green – or well, partly – but it is one of our ultimate favourites: pampas grasses! Pampas grasses have become staples in the interiors of many a mom-blogger, but outside, they also look like sunshine. But how do you prune those cute little plumes? We will gladly give you a hand. Leggo!
What do you need to prune pampas grass?
You only need a few things to do the job: a pair of (electric) secateurs and gloves. The latter is important, as the leaves can be quite sharp. A hedge trimmer instead of pruning shears is sometimes not a luxury either, because if your pampas grass looks more like an overgrown jungle, it is better to use coarser artillery.
How do you prune pampas grass?
You cut the pampas grass about 25 centimetres above the ground. That’s a lot if you have a big bunch growing, but it’s best for your plant. This way, you make sure it doesn’t dry out and droop and new stems start growing again.
When to prune pampas grass?
Are you ready with your scissors and have gathered your courage to start this job? Then only the timing is important. Because when do you prune pampas grass? It is best to do this a little before the start of spring. Note: do not do it when it is still freezing outside, as the plant may die. Just make sure you do it before the plant develops new green stems.