Ardisia / S
Get it Planted: Without pot
An attractive plant with rich green foliage, Ardisia are also seen as garden annuals. New leaves and stems are often pink-hued. It's slow-growing and makes an excellent table or desk-topper, as it stays smaller over time.
Grows best in bright to medium indirect light
Water when the top 1/4 of the soil is dry - Leaves will get very droopy when thirsty - Enjoys misting
Air Purifying - Absorbs pollutants
Not Pet Friendly - Avoid ingesting
Sits 8-10" tall and 4-6" wideIn a 4" grow pot
If it gets enough light, it may form tiny pink or white flowers that give way to colorful fruits. Ardesia are often grown as garden annuals for this reason- but they can enjoy a longer life when grown indoors. Ardesia have a pronounced wilt when in need of water, and this can be a good indicator as long as it's not taken too far.
Ardesia, commonly known as Japanese arisia or marlberry, is a low-growing evergreen shrub. It is native to mixed forests or bamboo woods in southeastern China, Japan, and Korea. It is one of the 50 Fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine, and used for a large number of ailments, including treatment of bronchitis.
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