Gaultheria mucronata Alba, commonly known as the Alpine Wintergreen or White Mountain Heath, is an evergreen shrub renowned for its ornamental appeal. This plant belongs to the Ericaceae family and is native to South America, particularly found in the Andes mountain range.
Pot size: 10 cm
Plant size: 22 cm
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When cultivating Gaultheria mucronata Alba indoors, replicate its natural habitat as closely as possible. Maintain a cool and humid environment. Regular pruning can help maintain a compact and bushy shape. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves to encourage new growth.
partial to full shade conditions
keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged
it is not considered highly toxic. However, it’s essential to note that individual reactions can vary, and some people may be sensitive to certain plant compounds. If ingested, the leaves and berries may cause mild stomach upset, so it’s advisable to keep the plant out of reach of pets and small children.