Plant Care Goose Grass

Goose Grass

About Goose Grass

Goose Grass is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Goose Grass likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Goose Grass belongs to the Galium genus, and is native to Northern Asia and Europe.

Taxonomy

Galium aparine
Galium
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

Stickywilly, Cleavers, Clivers, 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

How to care for Goose Grass

💦 Water

How often to water your Goose Grass

Water needs for Goose Grass
0.5 cups
every 9

Goose Grass 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.

Calculate water needs of Goose Grass

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Goose Grass in your home

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

Goose Grass love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Goose Grass does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Goose Grass in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Goose Grass

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Goose Grass prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Goose Grass Water Frequency →

Goose Grass Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Goose Grass requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Goose Grass Light Requirements →

Goose Grass Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Goose Grass does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Goose Grass →

When and How to Successfully Repot Goose Grass →


💩 Fertilizer

Goose Grass should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Goose Grass →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Goose Grass grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Goose Grass →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Goose Grass can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Goose Grass Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Goose Grass can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Goose Grass

Goose Grass

Goose Grass


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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