Plant Care Buck's-Beard


About Buck's-Beard

Goat's Beard is a native rhizomatous perennial in the rose family found in damp, fertile woods and mountainous areas of eastern USA. It is dioecious with separate male and female plants. The flowers on the male plant are showier with numerous stamens per flower, while the female flower has 3.


Aruncus dioicus

Also known as

Goat's beard and Bride's feathers

How to care for Buck's-Beard


How often to water your Buck's-Beard

Water needs for Buck's-Beard
0.5 cups
every 9

Buck's-Beard needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Finding light for Buck's-Beard in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Buck's-Beard: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Buck's-Beard may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Buck's-Beard

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Buck's-Beard: 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 Buck's-Beard after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Buck's-Beard is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Buck's-Beard



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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