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 22 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.


Salix repens

Also known as

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

How to care for Creeping Willow


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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!

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Care Summary for Creeping Willow

Creeping Willow

Creeping Willow

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.

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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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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