Plant Care Euphorbia Tithymaloides

Euphorbia Tithymaloides

4.8 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Euphorbia Tithymaloides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Euphorbia Tithymaloides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Japanese Poinsettia, Japanese Poinsettia, Devil's Backbone, Redbird Flower, Slipper Flower and Pedilanthus tithymaloides


Euphorbia tithymaloides

How to care for Euphorbia Tithymaloides


How often to water your Euphorbia Tithymaloides

Water needs for Euphorbia Tithymaloides
0.5 cups
every 12

Euphorbia Tithymaloides 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 Tithymaloides

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Japanese Poinsettia in your home

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

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

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

Euphorbia Tithymaloides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Euphorbia Tithymaloides

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

Difficulty Level

Euphorbia Tithymaloides is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Euphorbia Tithymaloides

Euphorbia Tithymaloides

Euphorbia Tithymaloides

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 Tithymaloides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Euphorbia Tithymaloides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Euphorbia Tithymaloides has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Euphorbia Tithymaloides has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Euphorbia Tithymaloides has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Marilyn avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 160 XP
globe New York

This plant is very easy plant to grow and maintain. It has basically taken care of itself :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Jennis avatar
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 3,307 XP
globe Portland, OR

Cute and resilient, but a very slow grower.

Egotopia avatar
leaf-1 85 Plants
xp 8,803 XP
globe Jacksonville, FL

Very easy to propagate. The plant I have is made up of one cutting I took from a public plant 👀

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Nictac2 avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 40 XP
globe Centreville, VA

IT TURNS PINK WHEN THE SUN IS BRIGHT IDK WHAT MORE YOU NEED! it is also very cool looking. it is great

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

Trending in your area

Similar to Euphorbia Tithymaloides

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in