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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

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 Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Growing Christmas Candle in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 1st, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 34.1% ☀️

February 3rd, 2023

Raleigh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to increase by 34.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Christmas Candle in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayl…

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.

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 Raleigh, North Carolina

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

January 30th, 2023

The growing potential in Raleigh is 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 repot…

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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