Plant Care 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.


Chrysogonum virginianum

Also known as

golden-knee, green and gold and goldenstar

How to care for Golden-Knee


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 located in Portland, Oregon.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Golden-Knee in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

38% Low

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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Golden-Knee



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Portland, Oregon, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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