Plant Care Eastern Teaberry

Eastern Teaberry

Also known as

Teaberry, Gaultheria procumbens,, Checkerberry, Boxberry and American wintergreen


Gaultheria procumbens

How to care for Eastern Teaberry


How often to water your Eastern Teaberry

Water needs for Eastern Teaberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Teaberry 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 Eastern Teaberry

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Eastern Teaberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Teaberry: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Eastern Teaberry may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Eastern Teaberry

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

Difficulty Level

Eastern Teaberry 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 Eastern Teaberry

Eastern Teaberry

Eastern Teaberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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