Plant Care Barren-Strawberry


About Barren-Strawberry

Barren Strawberry is a perennial, evergreen wildflower that can be used as groundcover. It is native to Eastern Canada and the United States. It can be found naturally in forests and streambanks. It's endangered in parts of its range.


Geum fragarioides

Also known as

Geum fragarioides, Appalachian barren strawberry and barren strawberry

How to care for Barren-Strawberry


How often to water your Barren-Strawberry

Water needs for Barren-Strawberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Barren-Strawberry 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Barren-Strawberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Barren-Strawberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Barren-Strawberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Barren-Strawberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Barren-Strawberry

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Barren-Strawberry


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.

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