Plant Care Wild Thyme

Wild Thyme

Also known as

Breckland Thyme, Breckland Thyme, Breckland wild thyme, Wild thyme, Creeping thyme, Elfin thyme and Pink Chintz Thyme

Taxonomy

Thymus serpyllum
Thymus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Wild Thyme

Water

How often to water your Wild Thyme

Water needs for Wild Thyme
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild 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 Wild Thyme

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Breckland Thyme in your home

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

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

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

Wild Thyme does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Wild Thyme

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Wild Thyme

Wild Thyme

Wild 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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