Plant Care Breckland thyme

Breckland thyme

About Breckland thyme

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

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

Breckland thyme belongs to the thymus genus, and is native to Northern Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa.

Taxonomy

Thymus serpyllum
Thymus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

Breckland wild thyme, Wild thyme, Creeping thyme and Elfin thyme

How to care for Breckland thyme

Water

How often to water your Breckland thyme

Water needs for Breckland thyme
0.5 cups
every 9

Breckland 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 Breckland 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.

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Finding light for Breckland thyme in your home

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

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

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

Breckland thyme does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Breckland thyme

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Breckland thyme

Breckland thyme

Breckland thyme


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.

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