Plant Care Golden Currant

Golden Currant

About Golden Currant

Golden Currant is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Golden Currant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Golden Currant belongs to the ribes genus, and is native to North America.


Ribes aureum

Also known as

Clove currant, Pruterberry, Buffalo currant and Ribes odoratum

How to care for Golden Currant


How often to water your Golden Currant

Water needs for Golden Currant
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Currant 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 Currant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Golden Currant in your home

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

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

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

Golden Currant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Golden Currant

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

Difficulty Level

Golden Currant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Golden Currant

Golden Currant

Golden Currant

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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