Plant Care Euphorbia Rigida

Euphorbia Rigida

Also known as

Gopher Plant, Gopher Plant, Gopher Spurge, Upright Myrtle Spurge and Rigid Spurge


Euphorbia rigida

How to care for Euphorbia Rigida

💦 Water

How often to water your Euphorbia Rigida

Water needs for Euphorbia Rigida
0.5 cups
every 12

Euphorbia Rigida 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 Euphorbia Rigida

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Gopher Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Euphorbia Rigida: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Euphorbia Rigida love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Euphorbia Rigida does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Euphorbia Rigida

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Euphorbia Rigida is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Gopher Plant →

Common Gopher Plant Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Euphorbia Rigida 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.

Gopher Plant Water Frequency →

Gopher Plant Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Euphorbia Rigida requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Gopher Plant Light Requirements →

Gopher Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Euphorbia Rigida is not safe to consume. 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. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

💨 Humidity

Euphorbia Rigida 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.

Gopher Plant Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Euphorbia Rigida 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!

Best Soil Mix for Gopher Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Gopher Plant →

💩 Fertilizer

Euphorbia Rigida 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Gopher Plant →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Euphorbia Rigida 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 Rigida is native to Worldwide.

🌸 Flowers

Euphorbia Rigida produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Euphorbia Rigida is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Gopher Plant →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Euphorbia Rigida can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Gopher Plant Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 Troubleshooting

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.

Care Summary for Euphorbia Rigida

Euphorbia Rigida

Euphorbia Rigida

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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