Plant Care Creeping Charlie
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Creeping Charlie

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Creeping Charlie has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Creeping Charlie has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Bird's Nest Pilea Crinkle and Bathroom bubbles

Taxonomy

Pilea nummulariifolia
Pilea
Urticaceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Creeping Charlie has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Creeping Charlie has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Creeping Charlie has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Creeping Charlie has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Franny
Eau Claire, WI
Rating of the plant Creeping Charlie named Nikki by Franny on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

Suuuuch a fast grower and is so happy. Likes to be watered fairly often

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@Rachsnak
Westminster, MD
Rating of the plant Creeping Charlie named Agnes by Rachsnak on Greg, the plant care app
03/23/2021

Keep it in the sun

How to care for Creeping Charlie

Water

How often to water your Creeping Charlie

Water needs for Creeping Charlie
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Charlie 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 Charlie

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Creeping Charlie in your home

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

Creeping Charlie 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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Creeping Charlie in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Creeping Charlie

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

Care Summary for Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie


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.

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