Plant Care Bilberry

Bilberry

About Bilberry

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

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

Taxonomy

Vaccinium myrtillus
Vaccinium
Ericaceae
Ericales

Also known as

European blueberry, Common bilberry and Blue whortleberry

How to care for Bilberry

Water

How often to water your Bilberry

Water needs for Bilberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Bilberry 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 Bilberry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Bilberry in your home

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

Bilberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bilberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bilberry

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

FAQs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bilberry

Bilberry

Bilberry


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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