Plant Care Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 02/25/2022

About Picasso's Paintbrush

This plant is one of the many stunning cultivars of Codiaeum variegatum, which is native to the Pacific Islands where it can grow to over 10ft/3m tall! All parts of this plant are toxic, so keep them well out of reach of pets and children.

Taxonomy

Codiaeum variegatum 'Picasso's Paintbrush'
Codiaeum
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Picasso's Paintbrush

Water

How often to water your Picasso's Paintbrush

Water needs for Picasso's Paintbrush
0.5 cups
every 9

Picasso's Paintbrush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Picasso's Paintbrush

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Picasso's Paintbrush in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Picasso's Paintbrush in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 28th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will decrease by 33.6% ☀️

November 27th, 2022

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 33.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 28th, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Picasso's Paintbrush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Picasso's Paintbrush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Picasso's Paintbrush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Picasso's Paintbrush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Picasso's Paintbrush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Picasso's Paintbrush: 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 Picasso's Paintbrush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Picasso's Paintbrush

Nutrient needs for plant Picasso's Paintbrush in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 27th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush

Picasso's Paintbrush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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