Plant Care Greek Thimbleweed

Greek Thimbleweed

About Greek Thimbleweed

Greek Thimbleweed is a super 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.

Greek Thimbleweed likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Greek Thimbleweed belongs to the Anemone genus, and is native to Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria.

⚠️ Greek Thimbleweed is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Anemone blanda

Also known as

Anemone blanda, Balkan anemone, Grecian windflower and winter windflower

How to care for Greek Thimbleweed


How often to water your Greek Thimbleweed

Water needs for Greek Thimbleweed
0.5 cups
every 9

Greek Thimbleweed 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 Greek Thimbleweed

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Greek Thimbleweed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Greek Thimbleweed: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Greek Thimbleweed love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Greek Thimbleweed does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Greek Thimbleweed

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

Difficulty Level

Greek Thimbleweed 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Greek Thimbleweed

Greek Thimbleweed

Greek Thimbleweed

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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