Plant Care Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

About Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Creeping Phlox likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Creeping Phlox belongs to the Phlox genus, and is native to Eastern North America.


Phlox stolonifera

Also known as

creeping phlox and moss phlox

How to care for Creeping Phlox


How often to water your Creeping Phlox

Water needs for Creeping Phlox
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Phlox 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 Phlox

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Creeping Phlox in your home

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

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

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

Creeping Phlox does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Creeping Phlox

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

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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