Coralberry Ardisia Crenata

Coralberry Ardisia Crenata

☘ Origin: East and Southeast Asia, and parts of India
Family: Primrose, Primulaceae
Botanical Name: Ardisia Crenata
 Common Name: 
Coralberry Tree

Symbolism: In Victorian flower language, the berry symbolizes perfection and “sweetness in life and character.” It also represents modesty because the berries are often found under the leaves.

🔆 Light
Bright, indirect light year-round. Some direct morning sunlight is fine, but keep shaded from hot, direct midday sun. Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.

💧 Water
Keep the soil evenly moist year-round, but not soggy which can lead to root rot. Never allow it to dry out, either. It's a good idea to use a moisture meter rather than guess when to water. Also, always use room-temperature water on your tropical houseplants because cold water is a shock to them.

o give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!

☁️ Humidity
These tropical shrubs do best with moderate-to-high (about 50-60%) relative humidity. Homes can become extremely dry in winter; use a cool-mist room humidifier or mist the plant few times a week using filtered-water for best results.

🌡️ Temperature
Cool to average room temperatures (7-18°C). Keep Ardisia crenata out of cold drafts from doorways and away from A/C and heat vents.

🧴️ Food
Feed every 2 weeks from early spring through summer with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer, and feed monthly in fall and winter.

🐾 Toxicity
Suspected of being poisonous to livestock, pets, and humans.

 Additional Tips
For the spring it is good to take the plant in the garden. The plant will not bloom in low light. You can help pollination by brushing the flowers. Thickening at the edges of the leaves is normal, this is due to bacteria that are necessary for normal growth.
It is affected by scale insects, mealy bugs and spider mites. With a warm winter, berries may fall. In case of water-logging, rotting of the roots is possible. Flowers can fall out in the cold.


Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".

Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).

Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood..

💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.

💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.

💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.

💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.

💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.



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