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 Madison, Wisconsin.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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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 Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

25% Very Low

Growing Elephant's Milk Bush in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Elephant's Milk Bush in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will increase by 37.7% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 37.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Elephant's Milk Bush in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Madison is getting an average of 5.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…

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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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

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 Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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