Plant Care Blessed Milk Thistle

Blessed Milk Thistle

Also known as

Milk thistle, Blessed milkthistle, Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint mary's thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, Variegated thistle and Scotch thistle


Silybum marianum

How to care for Blessed Milk Thistle


How often to water your Blessed Milk Thistle

Water needs for Blessed Milk Thistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Blessed Milk 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.

Calculate water needs of Blessed Milk Thistle

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Blessed Milk Thistle in your home

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

Blessed Milk Thistle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blessed Milk Thistle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Blessed Milk Thistle

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

Difficulty Level

Blessed Milk Thistle is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Blessed Milk Thistle

Blessed Milk Thistle

Blessed Milk 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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