Plant Care Catsfoot


About Catsfoot

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.


Glechoma hederacea

Also known as

Creeping Charlie, Creeping Charlie, Ground-ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Alehoof, Tunhoof, Field balm, Run-away-robin and Creeping jenny

How to care for Catsfoot


How often to water your Catsfoot

Water needs for Catsfoot
0.5 cups
every 9

Catsfoot needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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 Catsfoot

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Catsfoot in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

35% Very Low

Growing Catsfoot in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Catsfoot in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Catsfoot in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 35.6% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Fort Collins is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 35.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Catsfoot in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours o…

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Finding light for Creeping Charlie in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Catsfoot: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Catsfoot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Catsfoot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Catsfoot

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Catsfoot: 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 Catsfoot after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Catsfoot

Nutrient needs for plant Catsfoot in Fort Collins, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 25th, 2023

The growing potential in Fort Collins is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Difficulty Level

Catsfoot can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Catsfoot



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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