Plant Care Caribbean Copper Plant

Caribbean Copper Plant

Also known as

Red-leaf Euphorbia, Tropical Smoke bush and Smoketree spurge


Euphorbia cotinifolia

How to care for Caribbean Copper Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Caribbean Copper Plant

Water needs for Caribbean Copper Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Caribbean Copper Plant 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 Caribbean Copper Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Caribbean Copper Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Caribbean Copper Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Caribbean Copper Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Caribbean Copper Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Caribbean Copper Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Caribbean Copper Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Caribbean Copper Plant 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 Caribbean Copper Plant →

Common Caribbean Copper Plant Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Caribbean Copper Plant 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.

Caribbean Copper Plant Water Frequency →

Caribbean Copper Plant Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Caribbean Copper Plant 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 🏡.

Caribbean Copper Plant Light Requirements →

Caribbean Copper Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Caribbean Copper Plant 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. Caribbean Copper Plant is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

💨 Humidity

Caribbean Copper Plant 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.

Caribbean Copper Plant Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Caribbean Copper Plant 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 Caribbean Copper Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Caribbean Copper Plant →

💩 Fertilizer

Caribbean Copper Plant 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!

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Caribbean Copper Plant 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

Caribbean Copper Plant is native to Worldwide.

🌸 Flowers

Caribbean Copper Plant produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Caribbean Copper Plant grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Caribbean Copper Plant →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Caribbean Copper Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Caribbean Copper Plant Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 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 Caribbean Copper Plant

Caribbean Copper Plant

Caribbean Copper Plant

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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