In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Coix plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
Coix is a genus of grass that can reach about one meter in height.
Although it is a half hardy perennial gardeners often grow it as a half hardy annual.
Jobs tears by Teclasorg.
Coix seed by Joe Wu.
It is best to grow Coix from seeds indoors first. The seeds should be soaked in warm water overnight then sown in peat pots at a depth of 12 mm.
They take around two to four weeks to germinate at a temperature of 15 to 20 degrees centigrade.
The seedlings of Jacob's tears should be planted outside with a spacing of about 45 cm into an area of well drained rich soil.
Coix can grow in either sunny or partially shaded areas. In prolonged dry spells it is recommended to water Coix.
The Coix genus is quite small, with only about ten species, the most famous of which is Coix lacryma-jobi, commonly known as Job's Tears.
Coix lacryma-jobi is often grown for its interesting seeds, ornamental value, and easy care, making it a fascinating addition to gardens.
Coix lacryma-jobi (Job's Tears) is the most commonly grown species, valued for its unique, bead-like seeds and tall, grassy foliage.
Members of the Coix genus are not known to be fragrant. They are mostly grown for their ornamental seeds and grass-like appearance.
Coix prefers full sun to partial shade, with rich, well-drained soil. It's a great plant for borders, containers, or as a striking accent plant.
Coix lacryma-jobi is not generally considered invasive in the USA, but it can self-seed under favorable conditions.
For Coix removal, pull the plant out ensuring all roots are removed. To prevent spreading, remove the plant before it seeds.
The Coix genus, part of the Poaceae family, is native to East Asia. The most known species, Coix lacryma-jobi or Job's tears, is a type of grain known for its hard, shiny seeds often used in crafts and jewelry, and tall, corn-like stalks.
To grow Coix, plant them in a sunny location with well-drained soil. They can be grown from seeds sown in the spring after the last frost. Regular watering is necessary. They are relatively easy to grow, given their tolerance to different soil conditions, and can be used as an ornamental grass or grain crop.