⭐ Difficulty Level
Euphorbia Characias is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
💦 Water Needs
Euphorbia Characias 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.
☀️ Sunlight Needs
Euphorbia Characias 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
Euphorbia Characias 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.
Euphorbia Characias 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.
Euphorbia Characias 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!
Euphorbia Characias 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!
It’s common for Euphorbia Characias 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
Euphorbia Characias is native to Worldwide.
⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern
Euphorbia Characias is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.
🌦️ Growing Outdoors
USDA Hardiness Zone
Euphorbia Characias can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Euphorbia Characias can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
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.