Plant Care Euphorbia ritchiei

Euphorbia ritchiei

About Euphorbia ritchiei

Euphorbia ritchiei is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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


Euphorbia ritchiei

Also known as

Monadenium ritchiei

How to care for Euphorbia ritchiei


How often to water your Euphorbia ritchiei

Water needs for Euphorbia ritchiei
0.5 cups
every 12

Euphorbia ritchiei 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 ritchiei

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Euphorbia ritchiei in your home

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

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

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

Euphorbia ritchiei does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Euphorbia ritchiei

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

Difficulty Level

Euphorbia ritchiei 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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Euphorbia ritchiei

Euphorbia ritchiei

Euphorbia ritchiei

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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