Plant Care Basket of Gold

Basket of Gold

About Basket of Gold

Basket-of-gold forms as a spreading, rounded mass, which looks at home cascading over a rock wall. Grows and flowers best in average to sandy well-drained soil in the full sun. After flowering, you can prune the plant to 1/2 its size to maintain shape and vigor.


Aurinia saxatilis

Also known as

Golden Alison

How to care for Basket of Gold


How often to water your Basket of Gold

Water needs for Basket of Gold
0.5 cups
every 9

Basket of Gold 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 Basket of Gold

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Basket of Gold in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Basket of Gold: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Basket of Gold love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Basket of Gold does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Basket of Gold

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

Difficulty Level

Basket of Gold can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Basket of Gold

Basket of Gold

Basket of Gold

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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