Plant Care Creeping Yellowcress

Creeping Yellowcress

About Creeping Yellowcress

Yellow fieldcress is a perennial weed that spreads by creeping, white, fleshy roots. It is thought to have been introduced from the Netherlands with herbaceous perennials, especially in hosta and daylilies. The way to tell this species apart from other similar species is to compare the roots.


Rorippa sylvestris

Also known as

Creeping yellowcress, Yellow fieldcress and Keek

How to care for Creeping Yellowcress


How often to water your Creeping Yellowcress

Water needs for Creeping Yellowcress
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Yellowcress needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Creeping Yellowcress in your home

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

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

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

Creeping Yellowcress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Creeping Yellowcress

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Creeping Yellowcress

Creeping Yellowcress

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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