Plant Care California Blackberry

California Blackberry

Also known as

Rubus ursinus.

Taxonomy

Rubus ursinus
Rubus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for California Blackberry

💦 Water

How often to water your California Blackberry

Water needs for California Blackberry
0.5 cups
every 9

California Blackberry 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 California Blackberry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for California Blackberry in your home

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

California Blackberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

California Blackberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize California Blackberry

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

California Blackberry prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

California Blackberry Water Frequency →

California Blackberry Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

California Blackberry requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

California Blackberry Light Requirements →

California Blackberry Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

California Blackberry does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot California Blackberry →


💩 Fertilizer

California Blackberry should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize California Blackberry →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

California Blackberry will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune California Blackberry →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for California Blackberry

California Blackberry

California Blackberry


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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