How to grow Erica lusitanica

Erica lusitanica grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Erica also known as Spanish heath or Spanish heather, Erica lusitanica perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and some cultivars can grow as house plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10.

Leaves color green grow in pinnate shape, leaf size 1-2 mm.

Erica lusitanica flower

Flower color can be: white to cream sometimes with pinkish touch, the shape it’s from close bell to trumpet in the size 1-3 mm, flowers grows in the end of the stem.

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How to grow Erica lusitanica growing and care:

Cold winter, humidity, acid Soil, well drained

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer

How to prune:
Dead stems

Size of the plant:
0.5-5 m, 2-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
White to cream flowers with little pinkish, the shape it’s from close bell to trumpet in the size 1-3 mm, flowers grows in the end of the stem

Scientific name:

Erica lusitanica

How to grow Erica lusitanica

Erica lusitanica plant care

Erica lusitanica


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9