Plant Care Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus

Also known as

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus, tread-softly, spurge nettle, bull nettle and finger rot

Taxonomy

Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Cnidoscolus
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus

💦 Water

How often to water your Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus

Water needs for Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus
0.5 cups
every 9

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus: 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 Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus 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.


🌱 Propagation


🧐 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 Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus

Cnidoscolus urens var. stimulosus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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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