⭐ Difficulty Level
💦 Water Needs
Euphorbia Lathyris 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.
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☀️ Sunlight Needs
🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity
Euphorbia Lathyris 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. Euphorbia Lathyris is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.
Euphorbia Lathyris 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.
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Euphorbia Lathyris 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!
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Euphorbia Lathyris 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 Euphorbia Lathyris 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
Euphorbia Lathyris is native to Worldwide.
⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern
🌦️ Growing Outdoors
The seeds of Euphorbia Lathyris can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
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.