About American Bittersweet
American bittersweet is a twining vine in the Celastraceae (bittersweet) family, native to the southeast. It is best known for its bright red berries and yellow leaves in the fall and the fruit is also used for dried arrangements. It prefers moist well-drained slightly alkaline sandy soil.
Also known as
staffvine, waxwork, climbing bittersweet and shrubby bittersweet
How to care for American Bittersweet
American Bittersweet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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American Bittersweet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
American Bittersweet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 American Bittersweet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.