Plant Care Bermuda Thistle

Bermuda Thistle

Also known as

Mexican drugs natural, Mexican poppy, Mexican prickly poppy, flowering thistle, cardo and cardosanto


Argemone mexicana

How to care for Bermuda Thistle


How often to water your Bermuda Thistle

Water needs for Bermuda Thistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Bermuda Thistle 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 Bermuda Thistle

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 Bermuda Thistle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bermuda Thistle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bermuda Thistle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bermuda Thistle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bermuda Thistle

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

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Care Summary for Bermuda Thistle

Bermuda Thistle

Bermuda Thistle

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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