Plant Care Galega

Galega

About Galega

Galega is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Taxonomy

Galega officinalis
Galega
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

galega, goat's-rue, French lilac, Italian fitch and professor-weed

How to care for Galega

Water

How often to water your Galega

Water needs for Galega
0.5 cups
every 9

Galega needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.

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?

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 Galega in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Growing Galega in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Galega in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 7th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Galega in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 43.8% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Denver is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to increase by 43.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Galega in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Denver is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Galega in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Galega: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Galega 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 Denver, Colorado ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Galega

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

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Care Summary for Galega

Galega


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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