Plant Care Cichorium Intybus

Cichorium Intybus

About Cichorium Intybus

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

Chickory, Chickory, Chicory and Common chicory

How to care for Cichorium Intybus

Water

How often to water your Cichorium Intybus

Water needs for Cichorium Intybus
0.5 cups
every 9

Cichorium Intybus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boise, Idaho.

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 Cichorium Intybus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cichorium Intybus in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

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Growing Cichorium Intybus in Boise right now

Light needs for plant Cichorium Intybus in Boise, Idaho

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boise is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Cichorium Intybus in Boise, Idaho

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.8% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Boise is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boise is expected to decrease by 26.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Cichorium Intybus in Boise, Idaho

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, Boise is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.7 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Chickory in your home

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

Cichorium Intybus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boise, Idaho ⛅.

Cichorium Intybus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cichorium Intybus

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cichorium Intybus 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!


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Care Summary for Cichorium Intybus

Cichorium Intybus

Cichorium Intybus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boise, Idaho, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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