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 Houston, Texas.

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 Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

93% High

Growing Christmas Candle in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 26th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 0.9% ☀️

June 26th, 2022

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 0.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.2 hours 📈

June 26th, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 11.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 1.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Christmas Candle thrive 🌿!

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 Houston, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 22nd, 2022

The growing potential in Houston is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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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 Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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