Rhodiola rosea is a succulent herb up to 16 inches tall with several stems growing from a short, scaly rootstock. Flowers have 4 sepals and 4 petals, yellow to greenish-yellow in color sometimes tipped with red and blooming in summer.
Several shoots growing from the same thick root may reach up to 14 inches (35 cm) in height. It is dioecious plant having separate female and male plants.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Golden Root, Rose Root, Aaron's Rod, Arctic Root, King's Crown, Orpin Rose
Maximum Reachable Height
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Do not grow the plant in shade, provide full sun to the plant.
Overwatering and overfertilizing can hurt the plants far worse than not watering or fertilizing.
Water the plant only when the upper layer of soil becomes completely dry.
Do not ever pour water on the foliage of plant.
Fertilize the plant once a year with organic fertilizer during spring and rainy season.
Golden Root care
Rhodiola rosea can easily be propagated from seeds and cutting.
Sow seeds on the surface of the soil. Tamp seeds down and cover lightly with soil. Do not bury the seeds deeply, as this will prevent their germination. Keep the soil moist, do not let it dry out before the seeds germinate. Mist the soil with a spray bottle to avoid dislodging the seeds. Expose seedlings to more direct sunlight when stalks begin to form, usually one or two months after germination.
Cuttings taken in the growing season. Basal shoots in early summer are easiest. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10 cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a shade until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
Well drained and fertile soil
10-25 degree C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Golden Root special feature
An extract of the root is used in cosmetic preparations as an antioxidant, astringent and skin conditioner.
The dried root smells strongly of roses. They may be used to distill rose-water.
Golden Root uses
The plant is also grown as an ornamental, where it can be used as a ground cover
The roots of Rhodiola are used as medicine
It is most commonly used for increasing energy, endurance, strength, and mental capacity
Use as per doctor's prescription
The leaves and shoots are eaten raw or cooked like spinach, and are sometimes added to salads
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Golden Root?
Golden Root is commonly known as Golden Root, Rose Root, Aaron's Rod, Arctic Root, King's Crown, Orpin Rose
How tall do Golden Root grow?
On average Golden Root grows 16 inches
What color are Golden Root?
A Golden Root plant bears flowers of color Yellow
When Golden Root blooms?
With enough light, Golden Root may produce Yellow flowers in May-August
How hard is Golden Root to grow?
A Golden Root is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Golden Root need?
A Golden Root prefers Full sun
How much water does a Golden Root need?
A Golden Root prefers watering Moderately
What kind of soil does a Golden Root need?
A Golden Root prefers Well drained and fertile soil
What temperature does a Golden Root like?
A Golden Root prefers 10-25 degree C
How often should I fertilize my Golden Root?
To encourage Golden Root growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
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