Plant Care Melon Spurge

Melon Spurge

About Melon Spurge

Melon Spurge is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Melon Spurge likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Euphorbia meloformis

How to care for Melon Spurge


How often to water your Melon Spurge

Water needs for Melon Spurge
0.5 cups
every 12

Melon 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 New York.

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 Melon Spurge

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Melon Spurge in New York

New York, New York

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Growing Melon Spurge in New York right now

Light needs for plant Melon Spurge in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Melon Spurge in New York

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 32.1% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 32.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.6 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Melon Spurge in New York

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Melon Spurge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Melon Spurge: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Melon Spurge 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 New York ⛅.

Melon Spurge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Melon Spurge

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

When to repot Melon Spurge

Nutrient needs for plant Melon Spurge in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 26th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Melon Spurge

Melon Spurge

Melon Spurge

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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