Plant Care Common Goldstar

Common Goldstar

About Common Goldstar

Common Goldstar is a low, tufted, grass-like plant that grows from a hard corm. It is found growing in open woodlands, abandoned fields, lawns, prairies and other open areas. Carpenter bees, Mason bees, and Halictid bees are attracted to the blooms. Small rodents may eat the corms.


Hypoxis hirsuta

Also known as

yellow star-grass, eastern yellow stargrass, common stargrass and yellow stargrass

How to care for Common Goldstar


How often to water your Common Goldstar

Water needs for Common Goldstar
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Goldstar 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 Common Goldstar

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Common Goldstar in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Goldstar: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Goldstar love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Goldstar does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Goldstar

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Common Goldstar

Common Goldstar

Common Goldstar

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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