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Cool Gold Piggyback Plant

Tolmiea menziesii 'Cool Gold'

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Cool Gold Piggyback Plant (Tolmiea menziesii 'Cool Gold') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Cool Gold Piggyback Plant foliage

Cool Gold Piggyback Plant foliage

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Plant Height:  16 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Brand:  Terra Nova

Description:

This native woodland plant adds bright yellow-gold color to shady spots in the garden and retains its color throughout the season; late spring flowers are insignificant; fast growing and adaptable; an excellent houseplant for a bright area

Features & Attributes

Cool Gold Piggyback Plant's attractive serrated heart-shaped leaves emerge chartreuse, turning gold in color with showy buttery yellow variegation and tinges of lime green throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Cool Gold Piggyback Plant can be expected to grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 5 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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