Plant Care Beach Strawberry

Beach Strawberry

Also known as

Chilean strawberry and Coastal strawberry


Fragaria chiloensis

How to care for Beach Strawberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Beach Strawberry

Water needs for Beach Strawberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Beach Strawberry 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 Beach Strawberry

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Beach Strawberry in your home

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

Beach Strawberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Beach Strawberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Beach Strawberry

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Beach Strawberry 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.

Beach Strawberry Water Frequency →

Beach Strawberry Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Beach Strawberry 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 🏡.

Beach Strawberry Light Requirements →

Beach Strawberry 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.

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💨 Humidity

Beach Strawberry doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Beach Strawberry Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Beach Strawberry 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 Beach Strawberry →

When and How to Successfully Repot Beach Strawberry →

💩 Fertilizer

Beach Strawberry should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Beach Strawberry →

🌎 Native Region

Beach Strawberry is native to Temperate Northern Hemisphere and Southern South America.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Beach Strawberry →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Beach Strawberry can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Beach Strawberry 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 Beach Strawberry

Beach Strawberry

Beach Strawberry

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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