Plant Care Red Bearberry

Red Bearberry

Also known as

Kinnikinnick, Kinnikinnick, Red bearberry and Bearberry

Taxonomy

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arctostaphylos
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Red Bearberry

Water

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 located in Los Angeles, 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 Red Bearberry

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 Red Bearberry in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

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Growing Red Bearberry in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Red Bearberry in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Red Bearberry in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight will increase by 34.6% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Los Angeles is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to increase by 34.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.8 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Red Bearberry in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.0 total hours of…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Los Angeles, California ⛅.

Red Bearberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Red Bearberry

Nutrient needs for plant Red Bearberry in Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 6th, 2023

The growing potential in Los Angeles is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Red Bearberry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Red Bearberry

Red Bearberry

Red Bearberry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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