Goat's Rue was fed to goats to increase milk production. It is no longer used as a feed for goats due to it containing rotenone. Devil's Shoestring refers to its long stringy roots. It's native to dry, open woods and best grown from seed. The flowers resemble sweet pea.
Also known as
goat-rue, catgut, rabbit pea and Virginia tephrosia
How to care for Goat-Rue
Goat-Rue needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Goat-Rue love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Goat-Rue does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Goat-Rue after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.