Plant Care Ardisia Elliptica

Ardisia Elliptica

4.9 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Ardisia Elliptica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Ardisia Elliptica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Shoebutton Ardisia, Shoebutton Ardisia, Duck's Eye and Coralberry

Taxonomy

Ardisia elliptica
Ardisia
Primulaceae
Ericales

How to care for Ardisia Elliptica

Water

How often to water your Ardisia Elliptica

Water needs for Ardisia Elliptica
0.5 cups
every 9

Ardisia Elliptica needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 Ardisia Elliptica

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 Ardisia Elliptica in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Growing Ardisia Elliptica in Charlotte right now

Light needs for plant Ardisia Elliptica in Charlotte, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Ardisia Elliptica in Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.1% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Charlotte is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Charlotte is expected to decrease by 23.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Ardisia Elliptica in Charlotte, North Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Charlotte is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Shoebutton Ardisia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ardisia Elliptica: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ardisia Elliptica may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Charlotte, North Carolina ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ardisia Elliptica

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

When to repot Ardisia Elliptica

Nutrient needs for plant Ardisia Elliptica in Charlotte, North Carolina

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

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Charlotte 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 rep…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Ardisia Elliptica 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 Ardisia Elliptica

Ardisia Elliptica

Ardisia Elliptica


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Ardisia Elliptica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Ardisia Elliptica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Ardisia Elliptica has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Justshayla avatar
@Justshayla
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 391 XP
09/10/2021

It looks really nice and full when healthy. Only downside for myself is it’s not considered pet friendly.

Survivor Survivor

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