Plant Care Alpine Heath

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 located in Boise, Idaho.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Alpine Heath in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

29% Very Low

Growing Alpine Heath in Boise right now

Light needs for plant Alpine Heath in Boise, Idaho

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boise is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Alpine Heath in Boise, Idaho

Sunlight will increase by 36.3% ☀️

January 23rd, 2023

Boise is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boise is expected to increase by 36.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Alpine Heath in Boise, Idaho

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Boise is getting an average of 7.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Winter Heath in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alpine Heath: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Alpine Heath love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boise, Idaho ⛅.

Alpine Heath does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Alpine Heath

Nutrient needs for plant Alpine Heath in Boise, Idaho

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 23rd, 2023

The growing potential in Boise is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot p…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Alpine Heath is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Alpine Heath

Alpine Heath

Alpine Heath


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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