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About Golden Root

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Golden Root, Rose Root, Aarons Rod, Arctic Root, Kings Crown, Orpin Rose
Maximum Reachable Height 16 inches
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time May-August
Difficulty Level 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.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well drained and fertile soil
    Temperature 10-25 degree C
    Fertilizer 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

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is also grown as an ornamental, where it can be used as a ground cover

    Medicinal Use:

    • The roots of Rhodiola are used as medicine
    • It is most commonly used for increasing energy, endurance, strength, and mental capacity
    • Use as per doctors prescription

    Culinary Use:

    • 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, Aarons Rod, Arctic Root, Kings 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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