Plant Care Erica Carnea

Erica Carnea

Also known as

Winter Heath, Winter Heath, Heather, Winter-flowering heather, Spring heath and Alpine heath

Taxonomy

Erica carnea
Erica
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Erica Carnea

Water

How often to water your Erica Carnea

Water needs for Erica Carnea
0.5 cups
every 9

Erica Carnea 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.

Calculate water needs of Erica Carnea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Winter Heath in your home

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

Erica Carnea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Erica Carnea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Erica Carnea

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Erica Carnea 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!


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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Erica Carnea

Erica Carnea

Erica Carnea


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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