Creeping Inch Plant
4.4 out of 5 (61 experiences)
About Creeping Inch Plant
Creeping Inch Plant is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 2687 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Creeping Inch Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
⚠️ Creeping Inch Plant is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
Turtle Vine, Creeping Basket Plant, Tradescantia minima and tutle vine
How to care for Creeping Inch Plant
Creeping Inch Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Creeping Inch Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 Creeping Inch Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Everything I read says this is an easy care plant. Right now it looks as though it is dead. I think I over-watered (although it was on a grow wick, and I only added water to the source when it was dry—-but it was dry all the time). Anyway, it’s such a pretty little thing, I’m going to get another.
My second go-around with one of these.
The first failure was entirely my fault though (neglect on my part.)
It grows fast, at least in the spring/summer, and is quite beautiful. Rather dainty- one of those plants I kind of held my breath during potting as those little stems seemed delicate & the roots very shallow/delicate as well. Now that it’s settled into a pot, seems like it will be happy as long as it’s not disturbed too much. Seems to grow towards the light, so I’ve been turning it frequently on the ledge it’s on to kind of balance the growth out on all sides.