Plant Care Creeping Snowberry

Creeping Snowberry

About Creeping Snowberry

Creeping Snowberry is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Creeping Snowberry likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Gaultheria hispidula
Gaultheria
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

Moxie-plum

How to care for Creeping Snowberry

Water

How often to water your Creeping Snowberry

Water needs for Creeping Snowberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Snowberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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 Creeping Snowberry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Creeping Snowberry in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Creeping Snowberry in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Creeping Snowberry in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 1st, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Creeping Snowberry in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 38.1% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 38.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Creeping Snowberry in San Jose, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 31st, 2023

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Creeping Snowberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Creeping Snowberry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Creeping Snowberry may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Creeping Snowberry

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

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Care Summary for Creeping Snowberry

Creeping Snowberry

Creeping Snowberry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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