Plant Care Creeping Spurge

Creeping Spurge

About Creeping Spurge

Creeping 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.

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

Creeping Spurge belongs to the Euphorbia genus, and is native to South and North America.


Euphorbia serpens

Also known as

Matted sandmat

How to care for Creeping Spurge


How often to water your Creeping Spurge

Water needs for Creeping Spurge
0.5 cups
every 12

Creeping Spurge 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Creeping Spurge in your home

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

Creeping Spurge love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Creeping Spurge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Creeping Spurge

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Creeping Spurge

Creeping Spurge

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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