Plant Care Alpine Heath
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Alpine Heath

Also known as

Winter heath, Winter heath, Heather, Winter-flowering heather, Spring heath and Alpine heath

Taxonomy

Erica carnea
Erica
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Alpine Heath

Water

How often to water your Alpine Heath

Water needs for Alpine Heath
0.5 cups
every 9

Alpine Heath 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 Alpine Heath

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Winter heath in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alpine Heath: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alpine Heath 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Alpine Heath

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alpine Heath: 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 Alpine Heath after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Alpine Heath

Alpine Heath

Alpine Heath


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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