Plant Care Alpine Sow-Thistle

Alpine Sow-Thistle

Also known as

alpine sow-thistle and alpine blue-sow-thistle


Cicerbita alpina

How to care for Alpine Sow-Thistle


How often to water your Alpine Sow-Thistle

Water needs for Alpine Sow-Thistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Alpine Sow-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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Alpine Sow-Thistle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alpine Sow-Thistle: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Alpine Sow-Thistle can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive đź’Ş.

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How to fertilize Alpine Sow-Thistle

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Alpine Sow-Thistle

Alpine Sow-Thistle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft 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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