Glechoma hederacea is an invasive perennial in the mint family. It is often found on roadsides, lawns, shady spots, waste places and thickets. It prefers partial sun, moist conditions and fertile loamy soil. It spreads aggressively and is difficult to destroy without resorting to herbicides.
Also known as
Creeping Charlie, Creeping Charlie, Ground-ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Tunhoof, Catsfoot, Field balm, Run-away-robin and Creeping jenny
How to care for Alehoof
Alehoof needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Alehoof love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Alehoof does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alehoof after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.