Plant Care Catsfoot

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.

Taxonomy

Glechoma hederacea
Glechoma
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

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

Water

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 Madison, Wisconsin.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

25% Very Low

Growing Catsfoot in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Catsfoot in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will increase by 37.7% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 37.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Catsfoot in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Madison is getting an average of 5.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…

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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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Catsfoot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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!


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Care Summary for Catsfoot

Catsfoot

Catsfoot


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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