Plant Care cat thyme

cat thyme

About cat thyme

cat thyme is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

cat thyme likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Teucrium marum
Teucrium
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

cat thyme and kitty crack

How to care for cat thyme

Water

How often to water your cat thyme

Water needs for cat thyme
0.5 cups
every 9

cat thyme needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 cat thyme

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.

Plant care guide for cat thyme in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Finding light for cat thyme in your home

Light needs and placement for plant cat thyme: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

cat thyme love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

cat thyme does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize cat thyme

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for cat thyme

cat thyme

cat thyme


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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