Plant Care Creeping Willow

Creeping Willow

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Creeping Willow has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Creeping Willow has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Creeping Willow

Creeping Willow is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to propagate with only 43 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Creeping Willow likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Salix repens
Salix
Salicaceae
Malpighiales

Also known as

weeping willow bonsai, dwarf weeping willow bonsai and Bonsai weeping willow

How to care for Creeping Willow

💦 Water

How often to water your Creeping Willow

Water needs for Creeping Willow
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Willow 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 Willow

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Creeping Willow in your home

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

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

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

Creeping Willow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Creeping Willow

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Creeping Willow is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Creeping Willow →

Common Creeping Willow Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Creeping Willow 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 Willow Water Frequency →

Creeping Willow Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Creeping Willow 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 Willow Light Requirements →

Creeping Willow 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.


🪴 Soil

Creeping Willow is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

When and How to Successfully Repot Creeping Willow →


💩 Fertilizer

Creeping Willow is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Creeping Willow will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Creeping Willow →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Creeping Willow can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Creeping Willow Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Willow

Creeping Willow

Creeping Willow


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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

Creeping Willow has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Creeping Willow has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Creeping Willow has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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06/09/2021

This large stalk of a stick came in a plastic bag with wet paper towels wrapped around the base, I was skeptical. But a month later it has strong large roots and lush leaves from the upper stalk. I’m pleasantly surprised! However, this tree needs babied, fresh water every day while it is rooting in a cup. Distilled or reverse osmosis water is best, it won’t distress the plant with the chlorine, fluoride and whatever other wonderful chemicals are in tap water. Plant in organic dirt and water lightly daily to keep the roots wet and growing. Seriously, a month ago it was a tree branch!! Love how fast he’s growing!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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