Plant Care Thymus Citriodorus

Thymus Citriodorus

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Also known as

Lemon Thyme, Lemon Thyme and Citrus thyme

Taxonomy

Thymus x citridorus
Thymus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Thymus Citriodorus

💦 Water

How often to water your Thymus Citriodorus

Water needs for Thymus Citriodorus
0.5 cups
every 9

Thymus Citriodorus 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 Thymus Citriodorus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Lemon Thyme in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Thymus Citriodorus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Thymus Citriodorus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Thymus Citriodorus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Thymus Citriodorus

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

How to Grow Lemon Thyme →

Benefits of Growing Lemon Thyme →

Common Lemon Thyme Problems →

Indoor Care Guide for Lemon Thyme →

Outdoor Care Guide for Lemon Thyme →


💦 Water Needs

Thymus Citriodorus prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Lemon Thyme Water Frequency →

Lemon Thyme Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Thymus Citriodorus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Lemon Thyme Light Requirements →

Lemon Thyme Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Thymus Citriodorus is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Is Lemon Thyme Edible? →

Lemon Thyme Toxicity to Cats →

Lemon Thyme Toxicity to Dogs →

Lemon Thyme Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Thymus Citriodorus doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Lemon Thyme Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Thymus Citriodorus does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Lemon Thyme →

Best Pots for Lemon Thyme →

When and How to Successfully Repot Lemon Thyme →

What Are Healthy Lemon Thyme Roots →


💩 Fertilizer

Thymus Citriodorus grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Lemon Thyme →


🌎 Native Region

Thymus Citriodorus is native to temperate Europe, North Africa, and Asia.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors
🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Thymus Citriodorus, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Thymus Citriodorus

Thymus Citriodorus

Thymus Citriodorus


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.

What other plant parents say

Thymus Citriodorus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Thymus Citriodorus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Alexandyr124 avatar
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 87 XP
10/17/2021

I have never had good luck with indoor plants but lemon thyme is doing super well?

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 752 XP
08/10/2021

Not sure what I’m doing to it but it’s dying.

Browns easily Browns easily

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