Plant Care Creeping lilyturf

Creeping lilyturf

About Creeping lilyturf

Lilyturf is a perennial, evergreen tufted or rhizomatous ornamental groundcover in the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family. The leaves are up to 18 inches long, dark green turning to bronze-green in winter. Flowers are spike-like clusters of pale violet to white, 6-parted, on elongated stems appearing in mid to late summer. The fruit is a blue-black berry.


Liriope spicata

Also known as

Creeping liriope, Lilyturf and Monkey grass

How to care for Creeping lilyturf


How often to water your Creeping lilyturf

Water needs for Creeping lilyturf
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping lilyturf 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 lilyturf

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Creeping lilyturf in your home

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

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

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

Creeping lilyturf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Creeping lilyturf

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Creeping lilyturf

Creeping lilyturf

Creeping lilyturf

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.

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