Plant Care Livelong


4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Livelong has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Livelong has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Witch's Moneybags, Witch's Moneybags, Frog's-stomach, Harping johnny, Life-everlasting, Live-forever, Midsummer-men, Orphan john and Witch's moneybags


Hylotelephium telephium

How to care for Livelong


How often to water your Livelong

Water needs for Livelong
0.5 cups
every 12

Livelong needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Livelong

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Witch's Moneybags in your home

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

Livelong love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Livelong does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Livelong

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Native Region
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Livelong



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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

Livelong has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Livelong has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Lillian avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Booneville, MS

Their nicknames are live forevers and that’s quite true I propagated her and moved her around twice in the last two months and she’s done very well and never given up on me. ❤️❤️

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Harpersplants avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 300 XP
globe Crawfordsville, IN

can survive long periods of time without water, does super well with propagation

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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