Plant Care Livelong

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

Taxonomy

Hylotelephium telephium
Hylotelephium
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Livelong

💦 Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Witch's Moneybags →

Common Witch's Moneybags Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Livelong thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Witch's Moneybags Water Frequency →

Witch's Moneybags Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Livelong 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 🏡.

Witch's Moneybags Light Requirements →

Witch's Moneybags 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.


💨 Humidity

Livelong prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Witch's Moneybags Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Livelong is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Witch's Moneybags →


💩 Fertilizer

Livelong 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 Witch's Moneybags →


🌎 Native Region

Livelong is native to Asia, Europe, and North America.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Livelong grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Witch's Moneybags →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Livelong can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Witch's Moneybags Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Livelong 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 Livelong

Livelong

Livelong


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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.

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
@Lillian
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Booneville, MS
07/20/2021

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
@@harpersplants
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 300 XP
globe Crawfordsville, IN
06/28/2021

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

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

Trending in your area

Similar to Livelong

Discover rare plants