Plant Care Menziesia ferruginea

Menziesia ferruginea

Also known as

Menziesia ferruginea, rusty menziesia, ock azalea, false huckleberry and fool's huckleberry

Taxonomy

Rhododendron menziesii
Rhododendron
Ericaceae
Ericales

How to care for Menziesia ferruginea

Water

How often to water your Menziesia ferruginea

Water needs for Menziesia ferruginea
0.5 cups
every 9

Menziesia ferruginea 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?

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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 Menziesia ferruginea in your home

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

Menziesia ferruginea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Menziesia ferruginea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Menziesia ferruginea

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

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Care Summary for Menziesia ferruginea

Menziesia ferruginea


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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