Plant Care Dwarf Thistle

Dwarf Thistle

Also known as

dwarf thistle and stemless thistle

Taxonomy

Cirsium esculentum
Cirsium
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Dwarf Thistle

Water

How often to water your Dwarf Thistle

Water needs for Dwarf Thistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf 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
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Dwarf Thistle in your home

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

Dwarf Thistle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dwarf Thistle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Thistle

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

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Care Summary for Dwarf Thistle

Dwarf Thistle


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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