Plant Care Red Bearberry

Red Bearberry

Also known as

Kinnikinnick, Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry and Bearberry


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

How to care for Red Bearberry


How often to water your Red Bearberry

Water needs for Red Bearberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Red Bearberry 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 Red Bearberry

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Kinnikinnick in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Bearberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Red Bearberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Red Bearberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Red Bearberry

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

Difficulty Level

Red Bearberry 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 Red Bearberry

Red Bearberry

Red Bearberry

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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