Plant Care Desert Gold Poppy

Desert Gold Poppy

Also known as

desert gold poppy, desert golden poppy and Mojave poppy


Eschscholzia glyptosperma

How to care for Desert Gold Poppy


How often to water your Desert Gold Poppy

Water needs for Desert Gold Poppy
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Gold Poppy 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

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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 Desert Gold Poppy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Gold Poppy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Gold Poppy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Desert Gold Poppy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Desert Gold Poppy

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Desert Gold Poppy

Desert Gold Poppy

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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