Plant Care Spiny Sowthistle
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Spiny Sowthistle

Also known as

Prickly Sowthistle and Spiny-Leaved Sow-thistle

Taxonomy

Sonchus asper
Sonchus
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Spiny Sowthistle

Water

How often to water your Spiny Sowthistle

Water needs for Spiny Sowthistle
0.5 cups
every 9

Spiny Sowthistle 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 Spiny Sowthistle

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 Spiny Sowthistle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spiny Sowthistle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Spiny Sowthistle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Spiny Sowthistle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Spiny Sowthistle

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Spiny Sowthistle is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Spiny Sowthistle

Spiny Sowthistle

Spiny Sowthistle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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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