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.
How to care for Cushion Spurge
How often to water your Cushion Spurge
Cushion Spurge needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Cushion Spurge in your home
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 🚫.
Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Cushion Spurge
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.
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!
Cushion Spurge 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.
Cushion Spurge 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 🏡.
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.
Cushion Spurge prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.
Cushion Spurge 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!
Cushion Spurge 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 Cushion Spurge to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Cushion Spurge is native to Worldwide.
Cushion Spurge is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Cushion Spurge can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Cushion Spurge can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Care Summary for Cushion Spurge
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.