Plant Care Blue Spurge

Blue Spurge

Also known as

Myrtle Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Creeping Spurge and Donkeytail

Taxonomy

Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Blue Spurge

💦 Water

How often to water your Blue Spurge

Water needs for Blue Spurge
0.5 cups
every 12

Blue Spurge 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 Blue Spurge

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Myrtle Spurge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Spurge: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Spurge love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue Spurge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Spurge

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Blue Spurge is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Myrtle Spurge →

Common Myrtle Spurge Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Blue Spurge thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Myrtle Spurge Water Frequency →

Myrtle Spurge Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blue Spurge requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Myrtle Spurge Light Requirements →

Myrtle Spurge Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Blue Spurge is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Blue Spurge enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.


🪴 Soil

Blue Spurge is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Myrtle Spurge →

When and How to Successfully Repot Myrtle Spurge →


💩 Fertilizer

Blue Spurge grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Blue Spurge to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Blue Spurge is native to Worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blue Spurge can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Myrtle Spurge Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Blue Spurge can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Blue Spurge

Blue Spurge

Blue Spurge


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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