Plant Care Tom Thumb
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Tom Thumb

Taxonomy

Crassula 'Tom Thumb'
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Tom Thumb

Water

How often to water your Tom Thumb

Water needs for Tom Thumb
0.5 cups
every 12

Tom Thumb needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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.

Calculate water needs of Tom Thumb

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Tom Thumb in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tom Thumb: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tom Thumb love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Tom Thumb does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Tom Thumb

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

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Care Summary for Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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