Plant Care Alpenrose

Alpenrose

About Alpenrose

Alpenrose is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Taxonomy

Rhododendron ferrugineum
Rhododendron
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

alpine-rose, Alpine Rose, Rhododendron and Rusty-leaved Alpenrose

How to care for Alpenrose

Water

How often to water your Alpenrose

Water needs for Alpenrose
0.5 cups
every 9

Alpenrose 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 Alpenrose

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Alpenrose in your home

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

Alpenrose love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Alpenrose does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Alpenrose

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

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Care Summary for Alpenrose

Alpenrose

Alpenrose


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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