Plant Care Blue Star Creeper

Blue Star Creeper

About Blue Star Creeper

This evergreen groundcover bears small, light blue flowers in spring. It prefers moist soil and tolerates foot traffic. It spreads by runners, but can be contained with deep landscaping edging material. It's good for growing under taller plants and can be covered by runners.

Taxonomy

Isotoma fluviatilis
Isotoma
Campanulaceae
Asterales

Also known as

Laurentia

How to care for Blue Star Creeper

💦 Water

How often to water your Blue Star Creeper

Water needs for Blue Star Creeper
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Star Creeper 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 Blue Star Creeper

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blue Star Creeper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Star Creeper: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Blue Star Creeper 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 region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Star Creeper in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Star Creeper

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Blue Star Creeper 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.

Blue Star Creeper Water Frequency →

Blue Star Creeper Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blue Star Creeper may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blue Star Creeper Light Requirements →

Blue Star Creeper Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Blue Star Creeper 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 Blue Star Creeper →

When and How to Successfully Repot Blue Star Creeper →


💩 Fertilizer

Blue Star Creeper 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blue Star Creeper grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Blue Star Creeper →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blue Star Creeper can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blue Star Creeper Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Blue Star Creeper

Blue Star Creeper

Blue Star Creeper


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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