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

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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 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!


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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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