Plant Care Creeping Inch Plant

Creeping Inch Plant

4.4 out of 5 (61 experiences)

Creeping Inch Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Creeping Inch Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

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.

Taxonomy

Callisia repens
Callisia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

Also known as

Turtle Vine, Creeping Basket Plant, Tradescantia minima and tutle vine

How to care for Creeping Inch Plant

Water

How often to water your Creeping Inch Plant

Water needs for Creeping Inch Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Creeping Inch Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Creeping Inch Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Creeping Inch Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Creeping Inch Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Creeping Inch Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Creeping Inch Plant: repot after 2X growth

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Creeping Inch Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Creeping Inch Plant

Creeping Inch Plant

Creeping Inch Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Creeping Inch Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 38
Creeping Inch Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 31
Creeping Inch Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 21
Creeping Inch Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 13
Creeping Inch Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Creeping Inch Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Creeping Inch Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Zhora avatar
@Zhora
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 28 XP
globe Auckland
01/27/2022

Fast growing but hard to get water amount right

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Roxanne avatar
@Roxanne
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 11,012 XP
globe Portland, OR
11/24/2021

She’s super cute and love her color but she a bit high maintenance to keep her looking tidy. I water her about once a week and prune her regularly to keep her shape. She gets medium light from a northwest facing window and with the help of a grow light. I

Hxxdlum avatar
@Hxxdlum
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 121 XP
10/28/2021

Dont overwater! Loves bright indirect light (ime)

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 92 Plants
xp 10,927 XP
10/23/2021

Quick spreader

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 92 Plants
xp 10,927 XP
10/23/2021

Fast spreading

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Lindsey avatar
@Lindsey
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 351 XP
globe Gainesville, FL
10/06/2021

Need more water than most of the succulents. Grows twice bigger in a month. I leave them indoor with plant growth LED light, but it will be better if it can be exposed to the sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Ruthintruth avatar
@Ruthintruth
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 4,018 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ
10/02/2021

The Callisia Pink Lady or Pink Panther is such a pretty little plant; it can trail or grow more bushy. Everything I read says it’s very easy to grow, and I believe it is, although I’ve killed two. Be careful not to overwater. At the same time, it does seem to like humidity.

Ruthintruth avatar
@Ruthintruth
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 4,018 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ
09/28/2021

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.

Icantwink avatar
@Icantwink
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 960 XP
globe Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
09/16/2021

So Pretty! Must feed it regularly otherwise it will go brown easily but they look good in purple pots!!!!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Ikushu avatar
@Ikushu
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 74 XP
08/28/2021

It grows FAST! After about two weeks it had undone all my trimming work.

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Tiobri avatar
@Tiobri
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 63 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
08/28/2021

It’s baby🥺🥺

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Rebecca avatar
@Rebecca
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 44 XP
globe Sydney, Nova Scotia
08/17/2021

Very easy to prop! Just snip a piece and put in a small amount of water - ROOTS!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Alicia avatar
@Alicia
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 473 XP
globe Philadelphia, PA
08/12/2021

Grew so quick!

Fast grower Fast grower
Lilcrap_beanthang avatar
@Lilcrap_beanthang
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 213 XP
08/10/2021

Really cool plant but it can brown if not watered for a while

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Denver, CO
08/04/2021

Such a pretty plant! Delicate stems and roots (when I repotted this youngish plant after bringing home for the nursery), but so far seems happy to be left undisturbed and in some nice, indirect light.

Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Denver, CO
08/03/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Georgia avatar
@Georgia
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 175 XP
08/02/2021

Slow growing and browns easily

Browns easily Browns easily
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,563 XP
07/27/2021

only just got this and it already looks sad :(

Amy avatar
@Amy
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 122 XP
globe Mount Dandenong, Victoria
07/20/2021

pretty but difficult to water at the right time

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Jacqueline avatar
@Jacqueline
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 131 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA
07/15/2021

Brought it home a few days and it’s already grown like 2 inches! Loves indirect sunlight.

Fast grower Fast grower

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