Plant Care Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny

4.6 out of 5 (37 experiences)

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

About Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 787 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Creeping Jenny likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Lysimachia nummularia
Lysimachia
Primulaceae
Ericales

Also known as

Moneywort

How to care for Creeping Jenny

Water

How often to water your Creeping Jenny

Water needs for Creeping Jenny
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Jenny 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 Jenny

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 Jenny in your home

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

Creeping Jenny love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Creeping Jenny does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Creeping Jenny

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Creeping Jenny 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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region
Flowers
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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 Jenny has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 20
Creeping Jenny has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 15
Creeping Jenny has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Creeping Jenny has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Creeping Jenny has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Creeping Jenny has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Creeping Jenny has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Faith.thompson avatar
@Faith.thompson
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,651 XP
globe Peterborough, Ontario
08/15/2021

I found the my creeping Jenny got really brown easily

Browns easily Browns easily
Schraderc avatar
@Schraderc
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 101 XP
globe Ormond Beach, FL
08/09/2021

I loved the look but she died so fast w no tell tail signs of why

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Summa avatar
@Summa
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 102 XP
globe Bellingen, New South Wales
07/18/2021

Somehow prettier than the similar looking epipremnum, even though they can be mistaken for each other. Each leaf comes out different, it is very enjoyable to watch grow. Easy to care for and propagate as with other heartleaf philodendron varieties except with the bonus of having a high value of resale on cuttings.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ripsora avatar
@Ripsora
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 132 XP
06/30/2021

Not much care has been needed. No change has happened in weeks. But overall beautiful plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ashlyn7373 avatar
@Ashlyn7373
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 56 XP
06/30/2021

It’s hard to take care of in my opinion!

Browns easily Browns easily
London-plant123 avatar
@London-plant123
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 104 XP
06/19/2021

This plant grew crazy fast it does need watering often but other then that looks great on a shelf!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Loganburningbush avatar
@Loganburningbush
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,396 XP
globe Talking Rock, GA
06/08/2021

Loves to hang! Will spread, so give it its own territory

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sheridan avatar
@Sheridan
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Wellston, OH
06/05/2021

Seems to go brown easily trying to put it in more sun to see if it will help

Browns easily Browns easily
Loathcatpaws avatar
@Loathcatpaws
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 188 XP
globe Othello, WA
06/05/2021

Very fast grower, but that means pot upsizing quite a bit!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Melxn avatar
@Melxn
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 176 XP
05/31/2021

It has a really nice color and leaf shape. The plant is a nice spiller. Mine has browned a bit, but it could be getting used to it's new home.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Evergreengarden avatar
@Evergreengarden
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 193 XP
globe Edmonton, Alberta
05/27/2021

It’s very satisfying to water this plant. Their leaves start to look very sad and tired then once they get a drink, they are awake and happy again! I would recommend this plant for anyone who loves bright colours and trailing vines. The speed that it grows could be appealing or annoying depending on your space, if you don’t have a roomy spot for her then she won’t look great!

Fast grower Fast grower
Ice avatar
@Ice
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 144 XP
globe Weirton, WV
05/17/2021

Beautiful and bright color.

Addisoncampbell avatar
@Addisoncampbell
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,243 XP
05/16/2021

This isn’t a creeping Jenny but it was the closest I got. She is beautiful and grows amazingly. It constantly gets bigger each day and it does brown a little bit!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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