Plant Care Creeping Juniper

Creeping Juniper

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Creeping Juniper has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Creeping Juniper has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily


Juniperus horizontalis

How to care for Creeping Juniper


How often to water your Creeping Juniper

Water needs for Creeping Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Juniper 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 Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Juniper in your home

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

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

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

Creeping Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Creeping Juniper

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

Difficulty Level

Creeping Juniper is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Creeping Juniper

Creeping Juniper

Creeping Juniper

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

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Creeping Juniper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
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