Plant Care Lemon Thyme

Lemon Thyme

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Also known as

Citrus thyme


Thymus citriodorus

How to care for Lemon Thyme


How often to water your Lemon Thyme

Water needs for Lemon Thyme
0.5 cups
every 9

Lemon Thyme 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 Lemon Thyme

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Lemon Thyme in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lemon Thyme: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lemon Thyme love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lemon Thyme does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Lemon Thyme

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Lemon Thyme

Lemon Thyme

Lemon Thyme

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

Lemon Thyme has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Gary City, Texas

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

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leaf-1 17 Plants
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Not sure what I’m doing to it but it’s dying.

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