Indoor Chive Plant Care

Growing chives indoors can be fun, easy, and tasty! The bright green, grassy look of this herb also makes it easy to decorate with! So now let’s talk about indoor chives plant care… cause you want to keep your plant healthy in order to keep your spice options open!

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Indoor Chive Plant Care: Light Requirements

Chives like direct sunlight and can tolerate about 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. However, if your windowsill is full of other sun-loving herbs, this is your first herb to move away from the perfect spot. It does well with down to 4 hours of direct sunlight and also does well with artificial lighting. Just make sure that if it’s bending towards the light, that you consistently rotate your pot.

Indoor Chive Plant Care: Water Requirements

Chives like a little bit more water than most of your other Mediterranean drought-tolerant herbs. So make sure to water it slightly more than your other herbs. Also, make sure that you don’t over-water your plant. If the soil is spongy because it is so wet (the day after you water), then you should dry out the soil and try to add either more drainage to the pot, or a lighter soil (or both!).

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Indoor Chive Plant Care: Additional Requirements

Make sure that when you are harvesting your chives that you leave at least 2 inches (5 cm) at the bottom of the plant untouched. Also, if the tips of your plant is turning yellow, this is a sign of too little water and too little humidity. If you feel that you are watering it enough (you aren’t letting the soil fully dry out in between watering), then try misting your plant a few times a week. Or you can place it on a tray of pebbles and add a layer of water to the tray. This will naturally boost the humidity as the water in the tray evaporates in the sun.

I hope these indoor chive tips help! I personally love my chives and have had an easier time growing these than all my other herbs! So have fun, and enjoy this awesome herb! Then, for information on how to start chives from seed, check out this post, How to Star Chives from Seed! Or, for more information about simple indoor herb gardens, check out my post on 5 Effortless Indoor Herb Garden Kits! And as always, please leave any comments or questions below! I look forward to hearing your experiences!

Happy Digging!

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