Plant Care endive

endive

About endive

endive is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge 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.

endive likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

endive belongs to the Cichorium genus, and is native to the Eastern Mediterranean and India.

⚠️ endive 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.

Taxonomy

Cichorium endivia
Cichorium
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for endive

💦 Water

How often to water your endive

Water needs for endive
0.5 cups
every 9

endive 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 endive

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for endive in your home

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

endive love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

endive does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize endive

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

endive can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing endive →

Common endive Problems →


💦 Water Needs

endive prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

endive Water Frequency →

endive Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

endive requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

endive Light Requirements →

endive Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

endive 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.


🪴 Soil

endive does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for endive →

When and How to Successfully Repot endive →


💩 Fertilizer

endive is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

endive grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune endive →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
endive can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

endive Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of endive can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for endive

endive

endive


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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