Plant Care Clivers

Clivers

Also known as

Goose Grass, Goose Grass, Stickywilly, Cleavers, Bedstraw, 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 Clivers

Water

How often to water your Clivers

Water needs for Clivers
0.5 cups
every 9

Clivers needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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 Clivers

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Clivers in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Clivers in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Clivers in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 1st, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Clivers in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 38.1% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Finding light for Goose Grass in your home

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

Clivers love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Clivers does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Clivers

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

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Care Summary for Clivers

Clivers

Clivers


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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