Plant Care Dwarf Huckleberry

Dwarf Huckleberry

About Dwarf Huckleberry

Dwarf Huckleberry is a 2-foot deciduous shrub. The leaves are alternate with a fuzzy margin and yellow resin dots on the underside. Small, white to pale pink flowers mature in the spring. The shrub produces a small, blue to black drupe that matures in late summer. The drupes are edible and mature late summer into fall.

Taxonomy

Gaylussacia dumosa
Gaylussacia
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

dwarf huckleberry, bush huckleberry and gopherberry

How to care for Dwarf Huckleberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Dwarf Huckleberry

Water needs for Dwarf Huckleberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Huckleberry 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dwarf Huckleberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Huckleberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Huckleberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dwarf Huckleberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Huckleberry

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Dwarf Huckleberry 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!


💦 Water Needs

Dwarf Huckleberry 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dwarf Huckleberry 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 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

Dwarf Huckleberry 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!


💩 Fertilizer

Dwarf Huckleberry grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 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 Dwarf Huckleberry

Dwarf Huckleberry


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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