Plant Care African Candelabra

African Candelabra

Also known as

African Candleabra, euphorbia ammok green and Euphorbia V. Ammak


Euphorbia ammak

How to care for African Candelabra

💦 Water

How often to water your African Candelabra

Water needs for African Candelabra
0.5 cups
every 12

African Candelabra 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 African Candelabra

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for African Candelabra in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Candelabra: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

African Candelabra love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

African Candelabra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize African Candelabra

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

African Candelabra 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!

Benefits of Growing African Candelabra →

Common African Candelabra Problems →

💦 Water Needs

African Candelabra thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

African Candelabra Water Frequency →

African Candelabra Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

African Candelabra 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 🏡.

African Candelabra Light Requirements →

African Candelabra Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

African Candelabra is extremely dangerous if consumed. 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 immediately. African Candelabra is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

African Candelabra Toxicity to Cats →

African Candelabra Toxicity to Dogs →

African Candelabra Toxicity to Humans →

💨 Humidity

African Candelabra enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

African Candelabra Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

African Candelabra is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for African Candelabra →

When and How to Successfully Repot African Candelabra →

💩 Fertilizer

African Candelabra 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize African Candelabra →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for African Candelabra to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

🌎 Native Region

African Candelabra is native to Worldwide.

🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your African Candelabra bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

African Candelabra Flowers →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of African Candelabra can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate African Candelabra →

🧐 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.

😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with African Candelabra. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!

Care Summary for African Candelabra

African Candelabra

African Candelabra

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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