Plant Care Blueberry

Blueberry

About Blueberry

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

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

Blueberry belongs to the Vaccinium genus, and is native to Northeastern North America.

Taxonomy

Vaccinium angustifolium
Vaccinium
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

Jelly Bean & Pink Icing

How to care for Blueberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Blueberry

Water needs for Blueberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Blueberry 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 Blueberry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blueberry in your home

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

Blueberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blueberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blueberry

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Blueberry →

Common Blueberry Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Blueberry 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.

Blueberry Water Frequency →

Blueberry Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blueberry 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 🏡.

Blueberry Light Requirements →

Blueberry 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

Blueberry 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 Blueberry →


💩 Fertilizer

Blueberry grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Blueberry →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blueberry grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Blueberry →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blueberry can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blueberry Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Blueberry can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 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 Blueberry

Blueberry

Blueberry


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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