Plant Care Euphorbia Characias

Euphorbia Characias

Also known as

Mediterranean Spruge, Mediterranean Spruge, Albanian Spurge, Spurge and Tasmanian Tiger


Euphorbia characias

How to care for Euphorbia Characias


How often to water your Euphorbia Characias

Water needs for Euphorbia Characias
0.5 cups
every 12

Euphorbia Characias 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 Euphorbia Characias

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Mediterranean Spruge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Euphorbia Characias: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Euphorbia Characias love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Euphorbia Characias does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Euphorbia Characias

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

Care Summary for Euphorbia Characias

Euphorbia Characias

Euphorbia Characias

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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