Plant Care prairie sandmat

prairie sandmat

About prairie sandmat

prairie sandmat 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.

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

Taxonomy

Euphorbia missurica
Euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

Also known as

prairie sandmat and Missouri spurge

How to care for prairie sandmat

Water

How often to water your prairie sandmat

Water needs for prairie sandmat
0.5 cups
every 12

prairie sandmat needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Seattle, Washington.

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

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 prairie sandmat in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

35% Very Low

Growing prairie sandmat in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant prairie sandmat in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant prairie sandmat in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 39.5% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 39.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant prairie sandmat in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for prairie sandmat in your home

Light needs and placement for plant prairie sandmat: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

prairie sandmat 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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

prairie sandmat does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize prairie sandmat

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

When to repot prairie sandmat

Nutrient needs for plant prairie sandmat in Seattle, Washington

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

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle 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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FAQs
Water Needs
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Dormancy

Care Summary for prairie sandmat

prairie sandmat


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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