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 super 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 1899 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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

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💡 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!

Benefits of Growing Creeping Jenny →


💦 Water Needs

Creeping Jenny prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Creeping Jenny Water Frequency →

Creeping Jenny Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Creeping Jenny requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Creeping Jenny Light Requirements →

Creeping Jenny Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Creeping Jenny is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Creeping Jenny Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Creeping Jenny doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Creeping Jenny Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Creeping Jenny does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Creeping Jenny →

When and How to Successfully Repot Creeping Jenny →


💩 Fertilizer

Creeping Jenny should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Creeping Jenny →


🌎 Native Region

Creeping Jenny is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Creeping Jenny bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Creeping Jenny Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern
🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Creeping Jenny can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Creeping Jenny Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Creeping Jenny can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Creeping Jenny, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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 4 Plants
xp 223 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
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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
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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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