Plant Care Red Barberry

Red Barberry

Also known as

Berberis haematocarpa, Berberis hoematocarpa and Berberis nevinii haematocarpa


Alloberberis haematocarpa

How to care for Red Barberry


How often to water your Red Barberry

Water needs for Red Barberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Barberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Red Barberry

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Red Barberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Barberry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Red Barberry may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Red Barberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Red Barberry: repot after 2X growth

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 Red Barberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Red Barberry

Red Barberry

Red Barberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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