Plant Care Winter Ryegrass

Winter Ryegrass

Also known as

Perennial Ryegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, English ryegrass, Winter ryegrass, Ray grass and Perennial Rye


Lolium perenne

How to care for Winter Ryegrass


How often to water your Winter Ryegrass

Water needs for Winter Ryegrass
0.5 cups
every 9

Winter Ryegrass 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 Winter Ryegrass

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 Perennial Ryegrass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Winter Ryegrass: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Winter Ryegrass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Winter Ryegrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Winter Ryegrass in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Winter Ryegrass

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

Difficulty Level

Winter Ryegrass is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Winter Ryegrass

Winter Ryegrass

Winter Ryegrass

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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