Plant Care Thymus Albus

Thymus Albus

About Thymus Albus

Thymus Albus 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.

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


Thymus serpyllum 'Albus'

How to care for Thymus Albus


How often to water your Thymus Albus

Water needs for Thymus Albus
0.5 cups
every 9

Thymus Albus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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 Albus

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.

Plant care guide for Thymus Albus in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing Thymus Albus in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Thymus Albus in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Thymus Albus in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.7% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 31.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Thymus Albus in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Thymus Albus in your home

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

Thymus Albus 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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Thymus Albus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Thymus Albus

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

When to repot Thymus Albus

Nutrient needs for plant Thymus Albus in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Thymus Albus

Thymus Albus

Thymus Albus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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