Plant Care Fortune's Spindle

Fortune's Spindle

Also known as

Spindle, Winter creeper, Wintercreeper, Emerald N' Gold Wintercreeper and Emerald Gaiety

Taxonomy

Euonymus fortunei
Euonymus
Celastraceae
Celastrales

How to care for Fortune's Spindle

💦 Water

How often to water your Fortune's Spindle

Water needs for Fortune's Spindle
0.5 cups
every 9

Fortune's Spindle 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 Fortune's Spindle

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Fortune's Spindle in your home

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

Fortune's Spindle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fortune's Spindle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fortune's Spindle in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fortune's Spindle

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Fortune's Spindle is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Fortune's Spindle →

Common Fortune's Spindle Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Fortune's Spindle 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.

Fortune's Spindle Water Frequency →

Fortune's Spindle Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Fortune's Spindle 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 🏡.

Fortune's Spindle Light Requirements →

Fortune's Spindle Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Fortune's Spindle 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.


🪴 Soil

Fortune's Spindle does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Fortune's Spindle →

When and How to Successfully Repot Fortune's Spindle →


💩 Fertilizer

Fortune's Spindle 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!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Fortune's Spindle is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Fortune's Spindle →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Fortune's Spindle can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Fortune's Spindle Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 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 Fortune's Spindle

Fortune's Spindle

Fortune's Spindle


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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