Plant Care Christmas Berry

Christmas Berry

Also known as

Australian holly, Coral ardisia, Coral bush, Coralberry, Coralberry tree, Hen's-eyes and Spiceberry

Taxonomy

Ardisia crenata
Ardisia
Primulaceae
Ericales

How to care for Christmas Berry

Water

How often to water your Christmas Berry

Water needs for Christmas Berry
0.5 cups
every 9

Christmas Berry 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 Christmas Berry

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 Christmas Berry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Christmas Berry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Christmas Berry 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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Christmas Berry

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Christmas Berry 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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Care Summary for Christmas Berry

Christmas Berry

Christmas Berry


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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