Plant Care Bog Rosemary

Bog Rosemary

About Bog Rosemary

Andromeda polifolia is a low, evergreen shrub or ground cover growing from 8 inches to 3 feet tall. It is native to bogs. It prefers a well-drained, moisture-retentive, lime-free, humus-rich soil and shade. It does not do well in heat and humidity and locations south of Zone 6.

Taxonomy

Andromeda polifolia
Andromeda
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

Bog rosemary and Andromeda

How to care for Bog Rosemary

💦 Water

How often to water your Bog Rosemary

Water needs for Bog Rosemary
0.5 cups
every 9

Bog Rosemary 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 Bog Rosemary

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bog Rosemary in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bog Rosemary: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bog Rosemary love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bog Rosemary does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bog Rosemary in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bog Rosemary

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Bog Rosemary is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Bog Rosemary prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bog Rosemary requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Bog Rosemary is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Bog Rosemary does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Bog Rosemary grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bog Rosemary is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bog Rosemary can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-6b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Bog Rosemary can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bog Rosemary

Bog Rosemary

Bog Rosemary


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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