Plant Care Golden Chain

Golden Chain

About Golden Chain

Laburnum anagyroides is a small deciduous tree or large shrub up to 30 ft tall. It flowers during May and June with pea-like, yellow flowers densely packed in pendulous racemes 4 to 10 in long. The seeds are legumes with large numbers of black seeds that contain cytisine, an alkaloid extremely poisonous to humans as well as goats and horses.

Taxonomy

Laburnum anagyroides
Laburnum
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

Common Laburnum, Common Laburnum, Golden chain and Golden rain

How to care for Golden Chain

Water

How often to water your Golden Chain

Water needs for Golden Chain
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Chain 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 Golden Chain

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Common Laburnum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Chain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Golden Chain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Golden Chain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Chain

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Golden Chain can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Golden Chain

Golden Chain

Golden Chain


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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