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

💦 Water

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

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 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Creeping lilyturf →

Common Creeping lilyturf Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Creeping lilyturf 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 lilyturf Water Frequency →

Creeping lilyturf Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Creeping lilyturf 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 lilyturf Light Requirements →

Creeping lilyturf Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Creeping lilyturf is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

🪴 Soil

Creeping lilyturf 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 lilyturf →

When and How to Successfully Repot Creeping lilyturf →

💩 Fertilizer

Creeping lilyturf grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Creeping lilyturf →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Creeping lilyturf is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Creeping lilyturf →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Creeping lilyturf can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Creeping lilyturf Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Creeping lilyturf 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

🧐 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 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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