- Light: Medium to bright light.
- Water: Allow top inch of soil to dry out between watering.
An uncommon -- but exceptional -- houseplant, ardisia features rich green foliage that adds life and cheer to any indoor space. It's a slow-growing shrub that, when young, makes an attractive addition to the top of a brightly lit table, desk, or bureau. Older specimens are great floor plants, where their upright shapes add interest and appeal to indoor spaces.
If ardisia gets enough light, it may form tiny pink or white flowers indoors. These blooms sometimes give way to colorful fruits.
Red ardisia earns its name from the reddish hue the new foliage takes on. As each leaf matures, it transforms from reddish bronze to lime green before maturing to rich green.