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


Ardisia elliptica

How to care for Ardisia Elliptica


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 Tampa, Florida.

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

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Plant care guide for Ardisia Elliptica in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

59% Medium

Growing Ardisia Elliptica in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Ardisia Elliptica in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Ardisia Elliptica in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.3% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 18.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Ardisia Elliptica in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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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 maximize the potential for growth..️

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Ardisia Elliptica

Ardisia Elliptica

Ardisia Elliptica

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tampa, Florida, 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
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It looks really nice and full when healthy. Only downside for myself is it’s not considered pet friendly.

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