Plant Care Thymus Citriodorus

Thymus Citriodorus

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Thymus Citriodorus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Thymus Citriodorus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Lemon Thyme, Lemon Thyme and Citrus thyme


Thymus x citridorus

How to care for Thymus Citriodorus


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Thymus Citriodorus

Thymus Citriodorus

Thymus Citriodorus

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.

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
Alexandyr avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 41 XP
globe Gary City, TX

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

Survivor Survivor
Hazyportarica avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 752 XP

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

Browns easily Browns easily

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