4.4 out of 5 (14 experiences)
Also known as
German Thyme, Garden Thyme and Thyme
How to care for Common Thyme
Common Thyme needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Common Thyme love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Common Thyme does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Common Thyme after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
It’s super easy to take care of thyme and there’s a lot of it but at the same time it does grow like a weed so if your plan is to put in a herb window box with other herbs be prepared to trim it often or else it will start to take over (but it won’t kill the other plants, your box will just look a mess)