Plant Care Golden Mosaic Plant

Golden Mosaic Plant

4.4 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Golden Mosaic Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Golden Mosaic Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Brazilian Snow Plant and Never-never plant

Taxonomy

Ctenanthe lubbersiana
Ctenanthe
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Golden Mosaic Plant

Water

How often to water your Golden Mosaic Plant

Water needs for Golden Mosaic Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Mosaic 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 Golden Mosaic Plant

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 Golden Mosaic Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Mosaic Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Golden Mosaic Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Mosaic Plant

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region
Flowers
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Golden Mosaic Plant

Golden Mosaic Plant

Golden Mosaic Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft 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

Golden Mosaic Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Golden Mosaic Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Golden Mosaic Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Golden Mosaic Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Golden Mosaic Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Golden Mosaic Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Golden Mosaic Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Mrsjenger avatar
@Mrsjenger
leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 3,890 XP
01/13/2022

Hated this when I got it and almost re-homed it. Maybe he felt it. Now he’s tripled in size and continues to put out gorgeous new leaves. Mine doesn’t live super close to a window (5’?) but still thrives as long as I rotate it when I water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 14,443 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

Love this plant. It tells you when it needs water, which is great (the leaves start to curl up).

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Hkpierson avatar
@Hkpierson
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,018 XP
globe Brattleboro, VT
10/27/2021

It’s easy to accidentally overwater, especially if the plant is in a nursery pot within a ceramic planter.

Buddingbotanist avatar
@Buddingbotanist
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 8,350 XP
08/30/2021

Love, love, love the way this plant looks but is sensitive to cold air and water. It is not at all a drought tolerant plant and the leaves brown very easily if it is near a cold draft/air conditioning. I’m still working on finding a good location and watering cadence so this plant flourishes. Be ready to put a little TLC into this plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Vinxy2 avatar
@Vinxy2
leaf-1 100 Plants
xp 11,677 XP
globe Atlanta, GA
06/16/2021

The leaf foliage is what attracted me. It maintains in any light. It likes very high humidity but shade so it’s perfect on a porch.
It only needs water
Infrequently.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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