Plant Care Sticky Bob

Sticky Bob

Also known as

Goose Grass, Goose Grass, Stickywilly, Cleavers, Clivers, Bedstraw, Goosegrass, Catchweed, Stickyweed, Sticky bob, Stickybud, Stickyback, Robin-run-the-hedge, Sticky willy, Sticky willow, Stickyjack, Stickeljack, Grip grass, sticky grass, bobby buttons, and Velcro plant

Taxonomy

Galium aparine
Galium
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Sticky Bob

💦 Water

How often to water your Sticky Bob

Water needs for Sticky Bob
0.5 cups
every 9

Sticky Bob 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 Sticky Bob

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Goose Grass in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sticky Bob: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sticky Bob love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sticky Bob does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Sticky Bob

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Sticky Bob prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Goose Grass Water Frequency →

Goose Grass Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Sticky Bob requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Goose Grass Light Requirements →

Goose Grass Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Goose Grass Toxicity to Cats →

Goose Grass Toxicity to Dogs →

Goose Grass Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Sticky Bob does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Goose Grass →

When and How to Successfully Repot Goose Grass →


💩 Fertilizer

Sticky Bob should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Goose Grass →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Sticky Bob grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Goose Grass →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Sticky Bob can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Goose Grass Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Sticky Bob can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Goose Grass →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Sticky Bob

Sticky Bob

Sticky Bob


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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