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Ardisia Humilis

Ardisia humilis, commonly known as the dwarf or low-growing ardisia, is a species of evergreen shrub native to parts of Asia, including China, Taiwan, and Japan. It belongs to the family Primulaceae.

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Winter Shipping Insurance (Optional)


Who needs it?  If you live in an area that experiences winter temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit you will want to purchase winter shipping insurance.  For only $10.00, your plant will be shipped with a heat pack and bubble wrap for insulation to ensure it arrives to you free of any damage from the cold or we will refund your money back! 

You will receive a notification of shipping and will need to ensure that the plant is welcomed into your home the date of arrival.  If you will be traveling, please contact us to reschedule the shipment date at least 24 hours prior to shipping.  You do not want to leave your lovely new friend out in the cold. The heat pack that is provided with the insurance is good for 72 hours from the time shipped so we are confident that your plant will arrive safe and warm.

If you are purchasing multiple plants, you may need to purchase insurance for each plant if the plants are being shipped separately.  Feel free to reach out to us at and we will confirm the amount required for your order.

Refund Policy for all Plants

If your plant arrives damaged, simply take a photo and send it to within 3 days after the delivery date.

We will make a determination and will refund the amount purchased if you have a valid concern.  We will notify you via email, within 48 hours after we have received your email with the photos supporting your claim and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, your refund will be applied to your original payment method. The refund will ALWAYS be back to the card used for the original purchase, no exceptions. 

The refund amount will post in accordance with your cards policy, usually within 3 to 5 business days. 

Damages and Issues
Please inspect your order upon receipt and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you received the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and correct as necessary. All claims must be made within 3 days after the delivery date.
We do not do exchanges on plants.
We do not replace plants.  We will issue a refund if appropriate. (see above), and you may place another order if desired. 

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Habitat: 60 - 75°F

This plant prefers moderate temperatures ranging from 60°F to 75°F. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but may suffer in extreme heat. Maintain a moderate level of humidity around the plant, as it prefers a humid environment.

Maximum Size: 6'

Ardisia humilis typically grows to a height of about 12 inches and forms a dense, compact mound of foliage. It has glossy, leathery leaves that are dark green in color and oval-shaped, measuring about 2 to 4 inches long. The leaves are arranged in an alternate fashion along the stems.

Space / Planter Size:

Ardisia humilis is a low-growing shrub with a compact habit, so it generally doesn't require a large amount of space. The size of the space and planter will depend on whether you are growing it indoors or outdoors.


Ardisia humilis is often cultivated as a ground cover or as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes due to its low-growing habit and attractive foliage. It is worth noting that while Ardisia humilis can be visually appealing, it is considered invasive in some regions outside its native range.

Plant Care

During the summer months, Ardisia humilis produces small clusters of delicate, white or pale pink flowers that are approximately 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter. These flowers are followed by small, round berries that change color as they mature, starting from green and turning to shades of pink and finally to deep red or purple. The berries are considered ornamental and can persist on the plant for an extended period.

Water: Moderate

 Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Ardisia humilis prefers well-draining soil. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to over-water or let the plant sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.

Sun: Bright, Indirect

Ardisia humilis prefers partial shade to full shade. It thrives in filtered light or areas with indirect sunlight. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Care Level: Easy

Ardisia humilis prefers partial shade to full shade. It thrives in filtered light or areas with indirect sunlight. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.