The ‘Creeping Charlie’ is made up of dense matting or scalloped-edged leaves. The creeping nature and wrinkled oval leaves give the plant a look of living fabric. In the wild, this plant can be found creeping across the ground creating a dense undergrowth.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 4-18” depending on the grow pot size Plant Care Level: Easy
The ‘Creeping Charlie’ belongs to the Urticaceae (Ur·ti·ca·ce·ae) family. This family in known for being low maintenance and easy to grow!
Pilea ‘Creeping Charlie’ Care Tips
Other Common Names:Pilea ‘Crinkle’
Binomial Name:Pilea nummulariifolia
Light:Bright to medium, indirect light
Water:Allow the top 2” of the soil to become dry
The Pilea ‘Creeping Charlie’ Story
Where is it from? The ‘Creeping Charlie’ Pilea is native to the Caribbean, Florida and South America.
Who is the Pilea ‘Creeping Charlie’? A proficent growing ground cover, The Creeping Charlie is often seen up high on shelf or in a hanger. There is a good reason for this! It takes up root easily! Don't plant this outdoors as it can become invasive and choke out native plants.
Good For You! Pet Friendly! This plant is excellent to keep around if you have overly curious plants!
Is the Pilea ‘Creeping Charlie’ the right plant for me?
This plant is perfect for everyone! They are proficient growers and can handle most household environments without a problem! Place your ‘Creeping Charlie’ in a macrame hanger to take full advantage of its quick growing nature.
Pet Friendly: Yes, these plants are safe for pets and kids.
Location Suggestions: Creeping Charlie is a lush creeping pilea, the plant creates a dense matting of 1” to 2” oval bright green crinkled leaves.
Provide a minimum of 4hrs of indirect bright light. Do not expose the plant to direct sunlight.
Keep the soil evenly moist in the Spring and Summer. In the Fall and Winter allow the first inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
This is a fast growing plant and can be repotted every year in the spring.
Use a potting mix that is ⅓ sand or perlite. Do not compact your soil too much when repotting.
The ideal temperature year-round is 60-75 ºF
Fertilize on a biweekly schedule with a balanced fertilizer. Look for a 10-10-10 NPK ratio.
Rinse the leaves off every few weeks under the sink kitchen tap or with a shower nozzle.
This particular species is more succulent in nature and can handle slightly drier conditions better than some of its more delicate relatives.
General Information About Your Plant
Caribbean, Florida and South America.
Wrinkled oval leaves give the plant a look of living fabric.