Plant Care Fountain Thistle

Fountain Thistle


Cirsium fontinale

How to care for Fountain Thistle


How often to water your Fountain Thistle

Water needs for Fountain Thistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Fountain 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 Fountain Thistle in your home

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

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

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

Fountain Thistle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fountain Thistle in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Fountain Thistle

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Fountain Thistle

Fountain 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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