Plant Care Galium Odoratum

Galium Odoratum

Also known as

Woodruff, Woodruff, Sweetscented bedstraw, Sweet woodruff, Wild baby's breath and Master of the woods

Taxonomy

Galium odoratum
Galium
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Galium Odoratum

💦 Water

How often to water your Galium Odoratum

Water needs for Galium Odoratum
0.5 cups
every 9

Galium Odoratum 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 Galium Odoratum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Woodruff in your home

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

Galium Odoratum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Galium Odoratum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Galium Odoratum

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Woodruff →

Common Woodruff Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Galium Odoratum 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.

Woodruff Water Frequency →

Woodruff Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Galium Odoratum 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 🏡.

Woodruff Light Requirements →

Woodruff 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

Galium Odoratum 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Woodruff →


💩 Fertilizer

Galium Odoratum 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!


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Galium Odoratum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Woodruff Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Galium Odoratum

Galium Odoratum

Galium Odoratum


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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