Plant Care Gold Dust Plant
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Gold Dust Plant

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Gold Dust Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Gold Dust Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Japanese laurel, Japanese laurel, Spotted laurel, Japanese aucuba and Gold dust plant

Taxonomy

Aucuba japonica
Aucuba
Garryaceae
Garryales

How to care for Gold Dust Plant

Water

How often to water your Gold Dust Plant

Water needs for Gold Dust Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Gold Dust Plant 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 Gold Dust Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Japanese laurel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gold Dust Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gold Dust Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gold Dust Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Gold Dust Plant

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Gold Dust Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Gold Dust Plant

Gold Dust Plant

Gold Dust Plant


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.

What other plant parents say

Gold Dust Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Gold Dust Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Gold Dust Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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@Kynleet_230
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 86 XP
globe Angleton, Texas
08/11/2021

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Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
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