Plant Care Elephant's Milk Bush

Elephant's Milk Bush


Euphorbia hamata

How to care for Elephant's Milk Bush


How often to water your Elephant's Milk Bush

Water needs for Elephant's Milk Bush
0.5 cups
every 12

Elephant's Milk Bush needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Elephant's Milk Bush

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Elephant's Milk Bush in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

27% Very Low

Growing Elephant's Milk Bush in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Elephant's Milk Bush in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Elephant's Milk Bush in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 33.7% ☀️

January 23rd, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 33.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Elephant's Milk Bush in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Elephant's Milk Bush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elephant's Milk Bush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elephant's Milk Bush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Elephant's Milk Bush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Elephant's Milk Bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elephant's Milk Bush: 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 Elephant's Milk Bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Elephant's Milk Bush

Elephant's Milk Bush

Elephant's Milk Bush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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