Plant Care cushion spurge

cushion spurge

About cushion spurge

cushion spurge is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

cushion spurge likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

cushion spurge belongs to the euphorbia genus, and is native to Central and Southeastern Europe to Northwest Turkey and Libya.

⚠️ cushion spurge 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.

Taxonomy

Euphorbia epithymoides
Euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for cushion spurge

Water

How often to water your cushion spurge

Water needs for cushion spurge
0.5 cups
every 12

cushion spurge 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 cushion spurge

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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 cushion spurge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant cushion spurge: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

cushion spurge love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

cushion spurge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize cushion spurge

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

cushion spurge 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!


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Care Summary for cushion spurge

cushion spurge

cushion spurge


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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