Plant Care Milk purslane

Milk purslane

Also known as

Spotted spurge and Prostrate spurge


Euphorbia maculata

How to care for Milk purslane


How often to water your Milk purslane

Water needs for Milk purslane
0.5 cups
every 12

Milk purslane 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 Milk purslane

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Milk purslane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Milk purslane: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Milk purslane love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Milk purslane does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Milk purslane

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

Difficulty Level

Milk purslane can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Milk purslane

Milk purslane

Milk purslane

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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