Plant Care Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle

Also known as

Devil's Backbone and Dwarf Red Bird Cactus

Taxonomy

Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Nana'
Euphorbia
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Christmas Candle

Water

How often to water your Christmas Candle

Water needs for Christmas Candle
0.5 cups
every 12

Christmas Candle needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Christmas Candle

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Christmas Candle in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

27% Very Low

Growing Christmas Candle in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 19th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 29.4% ☀️

January 20th, 2022

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 29.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 20th, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Christmas Candle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Christmas Candle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Christmas Candle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Christmas Candle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Christmas Candle

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

When to repot Christmas Candle

Nutrient needs for plant Christmas Candle in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 19th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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