Plant Care American Blueberry

American Blueberry

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

American Blueberry has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
American Blueberry has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About American Blueberry

American Blueberry is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and easy to bloom with a whopping 326 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

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


Vaccinium corymbosum

Also known as

Northern Highbush Blueberry, sorbet blueberry, duke blueberry, Jelly Bean, Jelly Bean Bluberry, vaccinium vaccinium corybosum and Vaccinium Ashei

How to care for American Blueberry

💦 Water

How often to water your American Blueberry

Water needs for American Blueberry
0.5 cups
every 9

American 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 American Blueberry

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for American Blueberry in your home

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

American Blueberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Blueberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Blueberry

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

American Blueberry 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!

💦 Water Needs

American 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.

☀️ Sunlight Needs

American 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 🏡.

🐶 🐈 👶 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

American 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!

💩 Fertilizer

American 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!

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
American Blueberry can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of American 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 American Blueberry

American Blueberry

American Blueberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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

American Blueberry has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
American Blueberry has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
American Blueberry has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
American Blueberry has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
American Blueberry has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 117 XP
globe Prairiewood, New South Wales

Loves acidic soil but quite low maintenance

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xp 215 XP
globe Milwaukee, WI

This plant is distributed by Bushel and Barrel (R tm)
and is a hybrid blueberry bush.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 863 XP

who doesn’t love home grown fruits, especially blueberries

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
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