Indoor Thyme Plant Care

Thyme is a wonderful plant to add to your herb garden! It is generally easy to grow, but these plant care tips will help your indoor thyme stay healthy and happy, giving you years of harvesting this tasty herb!

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Indoor Thyme Plant Care: Light Requirements

Thyme likes to have full to partial sun outdoors, which means that indoors we need to put it in a south-facing window or give it additional light with plant lights. If your plant is declining during the winter months, this could be your plant going into dormancy because of a lack of sunlight or because of lower temperatures. If this happens, make sure to add plant lights to give your plant longer day-lengths, and keep it away from cold winter drafts. This will help the plant feel more like it’s summer!

Indoor Thyme Plant Care: Water Requirements

This plant is drought-resistant, meaning that it is used to going for short periods of time without any water. Because of this, the biggest cause of death for thyme is being over-watered. Make sure that you only water your plant when the top 1 inch (2.5 cm) of the soil has dried. And also make sure that your pot has good drainage. If your soil doesn’t drain well enough, the roots can rot due to to much moisture and not enough air around their roots. So make sure to never over-water this plant!

Indoor Thyme Plant Care: Additional Tips

As with most herbs, make sure to remove any flower stalks before the plant flowers. This will allow the plant to put more energy into leaf production instead of into seed production. Them, as thyme gets older, the lower stem will begin to get thick and woody. If too much of your plant is getting woody, you can either propagate a new, young stem (by rooting it in straight water), or you can prune back the woody stems hard to encourage lots of new, young, and non-woody growth.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these plant care tips! Please leave any questions or comments below… I personally read every one of them, and I love hearing from you! And for more indoor gardening, check out this list of 5 Effortless Indoor Herb Garden Kits!

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