Plant Care Ceratiola

Ceratiola

About Ceratiola

Sandhill Rosemary is native to SE coastal states from SC to FL and west to MI. It is a dense, rounded shrub growing about 6 feet tall with short narrow needle-like leaves that have the aroma of rosemary. This plant is used in naturalized areas of sand dunes and habitat restoration.

Taxonomy

Ceratiola ericoides
Ceratiola
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

Ceratiola, sand heath, sandhill-rosemary and Florida-rosemary

How to care for Ceratiola

💦 Water

How often to water your Ceratiola

Water needs for Ceratiola
0.5 cups
every 9

Ceratiola 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Ceratiola in your home

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

Ceratiola love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ceratiola does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ceratiola

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Ceratiola 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

Ceratiola 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

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Ceratiola is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Ceratiola 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

Ceratiola grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Ceratiola can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Ceratiola 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 Ceratiola

Ceratiola


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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