Plant Care Edible Thistle

Edible Thistle

Also known as

edible thistle and Indian thistle


Cirsium edule

How to care for Edible Thistle


How often to water your Edible Thistle

Water needs for Edible Thistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Edible 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

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Finding light for Edible Thistle in your home

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

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

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

Edible Thistle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Edible Thistle

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Edible Thistle

Edible Thistle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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