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Thyme, a versatile and compact herb, enriches indoor spaces with its delightful fragrance. Featuring petite leaves and a low-growing habit, thyme brings a culinary essence to kitchens. Whether for seasoning dishes or as a charming green addition, the thyme houseplant embodies simplicity and freshness.

Plant Care Guide

Full Sunlight


Thyme is a full sunlight type of plant; they need between 6 to 8 hours of light daily. Place your thyme in a south facing window or a room that has a lot of light exposure through the day.

Infrequent Watering


With young plants, be more attentive to watering so you help establish the roots well. As mature plants, Thyme is drought resistant, so watering every other week or once a month is fine if you wait for the soil to dry out before each watering.



Thyme thrives somehow in a poor-quality soil; they prefer sandy or loamy soil rather than moist soil. Make sure your soil is well-draining because Thyme plants do not do well with excess water at the roots. Each spring you can feed your plant with half a strength of all-purpose fertilizer, if you give too much fertilizer your plant can produce too much foliage which leads to a lack of oils and flavor. Keeping it small and concentrated allows for the plant to have a much richer flavor.

Low Humidity


Thyme is very easy going with temperature and humidity; they will go dormant in the wintertime when there is frost developing. During the rest of the year Thyme will need good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal growths.

Winter Dormancy

Additional Notes

As an established plant, Thyme can be harvested at any time of the year, but the thyme flavor is the strongest just before the plant flowers.