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 located in Austin, Texas.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Winter Ryegrass in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Growing Winter Ryegrass in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Winter Ryegrass in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Winter Ryegrass in Austin, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 23.3% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Winter Ryegrass in Austin, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Austin is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of dayli…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.

Winter Ryegrass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Winter Ryegrass

Nutrient needs for plant Winter Ryegrass in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 26th, 2023

The growing potential in Austin is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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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!

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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 your location in Austin, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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