Plant Care Alameda County Thistle

Alameda County Thistle

Also known as

brownie thistle


Cirsium quercetorum

How to care for Alameda County Thistle


How often to water your Alameda County Thistle

Water needs for Alameda County Thistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Alameda County 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 Alameda County Thistle in your home

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

Alameda County Thistle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Alameda County Thistle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Alameda County Thistle

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Alameda County Thistle

Alameda County 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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