Plant Care Carolina Moonseed

Carolina Moonseed

About Carolina Moonseed

The plant can be planted in a range of soil types, but it grows rapidly, so be careful where you plant it. The habitat is moist to dry forests and thickets, especially where calcareous. It is also weedy in landscaping.


Cocculus carolinus

Also known as

Carolina moonseed, Carolina snailseed, coralbead, coralberry and redberry moonseed

How to care for Carolina Moonseed


How often to water your Carolina Moonseed

Water needs for Carolina Moonseed
0.5 cups
every 9

Carolina Moonseed 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Carolina Moonseed in your home

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

Carolina Moonseed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Carolina Moonseed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Carolina Moonseed

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

Difficulty Level

Carolina Moonseed is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Carolina Moonseed

Carolina Moonseed

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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