Plant Care Fetterbush Lyonia

Fetterbush Lyonia

About Fetterbush Lyonia

Fetterbush Lyonia is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Fetterbush Lyonia belongs to the Lyonia genus, and is native to Southeastern North America and Cuba.

⚠️ Fetterbush Lyonia is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


Lyonia lucida

Also known as

fetterbush lyonia, hurrahbush and staggerbush

How to care for Fetterbush Lyonia


How often to water your Fetterbush Lyonia

Water needs for Fetterbush Lyonia
0.5 cups
every 9

Fetterbush Lyonia 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

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Finding light for Fetterbush Lyonia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fetterbush Lyonia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fetterbush Lyonia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fetterbush Lyonia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Fetterbush Lyonia

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

Difficulty Level

Fetterbush Lyonia 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
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fetterbush Lyonia

Fetterbush Lyonia

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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