Plant Care Eastern Wahoo

Eastern Wahoo

Also known as

burningbush, eastern burningbush, eastern wahoo, wahoo, eastern burning-bush and burning-bush euonymus


Euonymus atropurpureus

How to care for Eastern Wahoo


How often to water your Eastern Wahoo

Water needs for Eastern Wahoo
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Wahoo 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.

Calculate water needs of Eastern Wahoo

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Eastern Wahoo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Wahoo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Wahoo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Wahoo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Eastern Wahoo

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

Difficulty Level

Eastern Wahoo is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Eastern Wahoo

Eastern Wahoo

Eastern Wahoo

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 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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