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How can I care for creeping Charlie house plants?

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Care for a creeping Charlie house plant by using the right type of soil, giving it plenty of light, keeping it humid, watering it properly, fertilizing it and pinching off the tips. You need potting soil, water and fertilizer.

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  1. Use the right kind of soil

    Use a nutrient-rich, well-drained soil or potting mix.

  2. Give it plenty of light

    Position the plant in a place where it can receive plenty of light, but take care to not expose the plant to direct sun.

  3. Keep the plant humid

    Place the plant in a humid location or spray it with water every day to keep it from drying out. The temperature of the room needs to be between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. Water the plant well

    Water the plant well until the water trickles through the drainage holes in the pot. Only water the plant once the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry.

  5. Fertilize the plant

    Fertilize the plant once a month using a 3-1-2 ratio fertilizer. Use only 1 teaspoon, and sprinkle the fertilizer over the soil.

  6. Prune the plant

    Pinch off the tips of the plant to encourage the plant to grow out instead of just up. Remove any dead or damaged leaves or limbs.

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