Plant Care Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

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Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

How to care for Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

💦 Water

How often to water your Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

Water needs for Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'
0.5 cups
every 12

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' 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 'Briar Patch'

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Euphorbia 'Briar Patch': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' 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.

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' Water Frequency →

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' 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 🏡.

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' Light Requirements →

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' 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.

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' 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 Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' →

💩 Fertilizer

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' 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!

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' 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 'Briar Patch' is native to Worldwide.

🌸 Flowers

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

🧐 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 'Briar Patch'

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch'

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.

What other plant parents say

Euphorbia 'Briar Patch' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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* This plant has a small root system and is in a three inch terracotta pot in a west-facing window. I've had it for over a year now. It's in cactus soil and I water it every other week or so.*

I like this plant. It is very interesting and only recently has it started to push out the tiniest leaves. It is a slow growing plant but its uniqueness makes up for the lack of growth.

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