Plant Care Blue Spurge

Blue Spurge

Also known as

Myrtle Spurge, Myrtle Spurge, Creeping Spurge and Donkeytail


Euphorbia myrsinites

How to care for Blue Spurge


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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 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 🏡.


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.

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!

Water Needs
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Native Region
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Blue Spurge

Blue Spurge

Blue Spurge

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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