Plant Care Chickory

Chickory

About Chickory

Chicory is a binnial member of the Asteraceae family. It was introduced from Europe and has become naturalized over much of the US. It is weedy in fields, pastures and along roadsides and considered invasive in some states. Cichorium endivia is the salad green known as curly endive.

Taxonomy

Cichorium intybus
Cichorium
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Chicory and Common chicory

How to care for Chickory

Water

How often to water your Chickory

Water needs for Chickory
0.5 cups
every 9

Chickory 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 Chickory

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Chickory in your home

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

Chickory love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chickory does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Chickory

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Chickory 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
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation

Care Summary for Chickory

Chickory

Chickory


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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