The Most Common Questions About Pampas Grass l Bella Lexie

The Most Common Questions About Pampas Grass by Bella Lexie 


Raise your hand if you have always wanted to implement pampas grass into your home decor, but did not know where to start. If you are raising your hand, do not fret, we have all been there. To all my boho lovers, grab your favorite beverage and get comfy. It is time to settle in for a decompressing read as we unlock all the answers to the most frequently asked questions about pampas grass. 


Although dried pampas grass will not last forever, it does last an average of three years or more with the proper care. If you want to maximize the longevity of your pampas grass, there are a few techniques.

  1. Pampas grass is dried, which means they do not require any water. If you are someone who forgets to water your plants, pampas grass is the perfect plant for you!
  2.  Keep your pampas away from moisture, direct sunlight, and heat. When picking the ideal spot for your pampas, avoid placing them close to a window. 
  3. To maintain the fullness of your pampas grass, re-spray them every six months with a light mist of hairspray and delicately dust or shake them. 
*Photo from our favorite influencer @briealamode featuring our Pampas Grass

Even though pampas grass is dried and typically low maintenance, it tends to shed if it is not conditioned correctly. To prevent shedding, here are some tips and tricks. 

  1. Shake each pampas grass reed before you bring your pampas into your house. This will enable extra plume shedding to take place. It is important to note that once the pampas grass is inside a vase, it will no longer shed. 
  2. Trim the stems to your desired height. 
  3. Delicately place and arrange the pampas grass in your vase or arrangement until you have achieved your vision. 
  4. Lightly spray the pampas grass plumes with hairspray after they have been fluffed up. It is always smart to try it on a small piece first before applying it to all of your pampas. 



*Photo from our favorite influencer @briealamode featuring our Pampas Grass

We all strive to have our pampas grass looking fluffy and full like the ones we see in home decor magazines or the inspo photos we pull from Instagram. However, maybe you have just received your pampas and they do not look like what you have envisioned. You might start to feel a little disappointed. Well, take a deep breath and do not panic. There are three potential factors as to why your pampas grass is not fluffy. 

  1. You have not properly fluffed your pampas grass after receiving them. This includes delicately shaking each stem and removing the excessive fur. 
  2. You ordered a type of pampas grass that is naturally less fluffy. Make sure to always read the product descriptions and if you are still unsure, reach out to a Bella Lexie product expert and they will be happy to help you pick your perfect pampas. It is important to note that there are several different types of pampas grass, so make sure you have an idea of what purpose you want YOUR pampas to serve in your home. 
  3. You have not put the outside or given them enough time in their vases to fluff up.  Set outside for a day to allow for them to open up and fluff up.



When you receive your pampas grass they will be in cute packaging and ready to immerse themselves in your beautiful home. When you first open your pampas package and pull your dried pampas grass out, it will inevitably be less fluffy. With the pampas grass being packed for shipping, the plumes will be slightly squished. Although this might lessen your initial excitement, don’t let it. This is a quick and easy problem to solve. Your pampas grass will be looking beautiful again in no time! It takes between 24 and 48 hours for the pampas to reach their maximum fullness. 

  • After taking your pampas grass out of the packaging, give them a few good shakes outside (it is very likely there will be shedding). 
  • Leave your pampas in the sun for a few hours on a day where there is no wind. 
  • If you do not want to leave your pampas outside or the conditions are not ideal, feel free to use a hairdryer on a low and warm setting. Just make sure to blow the plumes out by angling the hairdryer top down.  
  • You can delicately pull the pampas plumes apart with your fingers. 
  • Leave your pampas grass in their vase for 24-48 hours. 

When applying these tips, it is vital to know the look you are going for. If you want fullness throughout your pampas grass and on all the sides, put them upright. On the other hand, if you want your pampas to have a few strands that have a drooping effect, it is best to lay them down flat. 



I hope you enjoyed this relaxing and informative read as much as I loved writing it! You are officially a pampas grass expert! We cannot wait to see what you do with your pampas grass! Tag us @shopbellalexie and show us how you utilized your pampas grass in your boho decor! 


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. Some information used in this piece was provided by Apartment Therapy, Justine Celina, and Today.

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1 comment

I just received my pampas grass for a wedding in September. Will it be ok to leave it in the packaging for 3 months before I take it out for fluffing?


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