Plant Care Dactylis Glomerata

Dactylis Glomerata

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About Dactylis Glomerata

Dactylis glomerata is a cool-season perennial bunching grass that grows up to 6 feet high. It has been introduced throughout most of the cool-temperate regions of the world as a forage grass in pastures and for hay and silage production. It can be found in meadows, pasture, roadsides, and rough grassland.


Dactylis glomerata

Also known as

Orchard Grass, Orchard Grass, Cat Grass and Cock's Foot

How to care for Dactylis Glomerata


How often to water your Dactylis Glomerata

Water needs for Dactylis Glomerata
0.5 cups
every 9

Dactylis Glomerata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dactylis Glomerata

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Orchard Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dactylis Glomerata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dactylis Glomerata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dactylis Glomerata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dactylis Glomerata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dactylis Glomerata: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dactylis Glomerata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dactylis Glomerata is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Dactylis Glomerata

Dactylis Glomerata

Dactylis Glomerata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dactylis Glomerata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Dactylis Glomerata has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Dactylis Glomerata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Dactylis Glomerata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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