Plant Care Shoebutton Ardisia

Shoebutton Ardisia

4.9 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Shoebutton Ardisia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Shoebutton Ardisia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Shoebutton Ardisia

Shoebutton Ardisia is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 266 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Shoebutton Ardisia belongs to the ardisia genus, and is native to Tropical Asia.


Ardisia elliptica

Also known as

Duck's Eye and Coralberry

How to care for Shoebutton Ardisia


How often to water your Shoebutton Ardisia

Water needs for Shoebutton Ardisia
0.5 cups
every 9

Shoebutton Ardisia 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 Shoebutton Ardisia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Shoebutton Ardisia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Shoebutton Ardisia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Shoebutton Ardisia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Shoebutton Ardisia

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

Difficulty Level

Shoebutton Ardisia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Shoebutton Ardisia

Shoebutton Ardisia

Shoebutton Ardisia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Shoebutton Ardisia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Shoebutton Ardisia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Shoebutton Ardisia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Plantygoddess avatar
leaf-1 109 Plants
xp 9,648 XP
globe Woolwich Township, New Jersey

Pretty easy plant I’ve had zero issues and if I forget once I see the top leaves droop I know it’s time for a good watering.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Justshayla avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 466 XP

It looks really nice and full when healthy. Only downside for myself is it’s not considered pet friendly.

Survivor Survivor

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