Plant Care golden-knee

golden-knee

About golden-knee

Green and Gold is a rhizomatous, low-growing perennial. It forms an easily-controlled foliage mat 1-2" tall while spreading to 18" wide. It is native to woodland areas from Pennsylvania to Florida and Louisiana. It can be grown from seed and may self-seed in the garden.

Taxonomy

Chrysogonum virginianum
Chrysogonum
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

golden-knee, green and gold and goldenstar

How to care for golden-knee

Water

How often to water your golden-knee

Water needs for golden-knee
0.5 cups
every 9

golden-knee 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for golden-knee in your home

Light needs and placement for plant golden-knee: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

golden-knee 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize golden-knee

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

golden-knee is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for golden-knee

golden-knee


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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