Plant Care Sonchus Oleraceus
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Sonchus Oleraceus

Also known as

Sow-thistle, Sow-thistle, Sow thistle, Common sowthistle, Smooth sow thistle, Annual sow thistle, Hare's colwort, Hare's thistle, Milky tassel, Milk thistle, Soft thistle and Swinies

Taxonomy

Sonchus oleraceus
Sonchus
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Sonchus Oleraceus

Water

How often to water your Sonchus Oleraceus

Water needs for Sonchus Oleraceus
0.5 cups
every 9

Sonchus Oleraceus 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 Sonchus Oleraceus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 Sow-thistle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sonchus Oleraceus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Sonchus Oleraceus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Sonchus Oleraceus

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

Care Summary for Sonchus Oleraceus

Sonchus Oleraceus

Sonchus Oleraceus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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