Plant Care Winter Heath

Winter Heath

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Erica carnea
Erica
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Winter Heath

💦 Water

How often to water your Winter Heath

Water needs for Winter Heath
0.5 cups
every 9

Winter Heath 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 Winter Heath

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Winter Heath in your home

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

Winter Heath love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Winter Heath does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Winter Heath

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Winter Heath 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!

Benefits of Growing Winter Heath →

Common Winter Heath Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Winter Heath 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.

Winter Heath Water Frequency →

Winter Heath Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Winter Heath 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 🏡.

Winter Heath Light Requirements →

Winter Heath Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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

Winter Heath does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Winter Heath →

When and How to Successfully Repot Winter Heath →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Winter Heath grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Winter Heath →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Winter Heath can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Winter Heath Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Winter Heath

Winter Heath

Winter Heath


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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