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.
Also known as
Ceratiola, sand heath, sandhill-rosemary and Florida-rosemary
How to care for Ceratiola
How often to water your Ceratiola
Ceratiola needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York.
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
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New York, New York
Finding light for Ceratiola in your home
Ceratiola love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New York ⛅.
Ceratiola does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Ceratiola
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.
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.
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 🏡.
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.
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!
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!
Ceratiola grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Ceratiola can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
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.
Care Summary for Ceratiola
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in New York, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.