Plant Care Bedstraw
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Bedstraw

Also known as

Goose grass, Goose grass, Stickywilly, Cleavers, Clivers, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Stickyweed, Sticky bob, Stickybud, Stickyback, Robin-run-the-hedge, Sticky willy, Sticky willow, Stickyjack, Stickeljack, Grip grass, sticky grass, bobby buttons, and Velcro plant

Taxonomy

Galium aparine
Galium
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Bedstraw

Water

How often to water your Bedstraw

Water needs for Bedstraw
0.5 cups
every 9

Bedstraw 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 Bedstraw

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Goose grass in your home

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

Bedstraw love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bedstraw does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bedstraw

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

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Care Summary for Bedstraw

Bedstraw

Bedstraw


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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