Job's tears

Did you know? The wild variety of this plant has hard-shelled pseudocarps - very hard, pearly white, oval structures used as beads for making rosaries, necklaces, and other objects.
Common name : Job's tears
Scientific name : Coix lacryma-jobi
Family : Poaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Annual
Sun loving
Sun loving
Extra water
Extra water
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Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9b
Height 45 - 150
pH 6 - 8

Plant my job's tears

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my job's tears

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my job's tears

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my job's tears

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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