Plant Care African Milk Barrel
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African Milk Barrel

Taxonomy

Euphorbia horrida
Euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for African Milk Barrel

Water

How often to water your African Milk Barrel

Water needs for African Milk Barrel
0.5 cups
every 12

African Milk Barrel needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 African Milk Barrel

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 African Milk Barrel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Milk Barrel: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

African Milk Barrel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

African Milk Barrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of African Milk Barrel in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize African Milk Barrel

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for African Milk Barrel: 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 African Milk Barrel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

African Milk Barrel is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for African Milk Barrel

African Milk Barrel

African Milk Barrel


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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