Golden Root, Rhodiola rosea



Rhodiola Rosea is a popular plant in traditional medical systems in Eastern Europe and Asia.

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 a dioecious plant having separate female and male plants.

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Common Name Golden Root, Rose Root, Aaron’s 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 over-fertilizing 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 plants.

Fertilize the plant once a year with organic fertilizer during the 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 are taken in the growing season. Basal shoots in early summer are the easiest. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stems when they are about 8 – 10 cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in the 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



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