Plant Care Creeping charlie

Creeping charlie

About Creeping charlie

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

Ground-ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Alehoof, Tunhoof, Catsfoot, Field balm, Run-away-robin and Creeping jenny

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: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

Creeping charlie does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Creeping charlie 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 Creeping charlie

Creeping charlie

Creeping charlie


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.

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