Plant Care Basin Wild Rye

Basin Wild Rye

Also known as

basin wild rye, Great Basin wild rye and Great Basin lyme grass


Leymus cinereus

How to care for Basin Wild Rye


How often to water your Basin Wild Rye

Water needs for Basin Wild Rye
0.5 cups
every 9

Basin Wild Rye 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Basin Wild Rye in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Basin Wild Rye: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Basin Wild Rye love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Basin Wild Rye does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Basin Wild Rye

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Basin Wild Rye: 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 Basin Wild Rye after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Basin Wild Rye

Basin Wild Rye

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.

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