Also known as
Devil's Backbone and Dwarf Red Bird Cactus
Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Nana'
How to care for Christmas Candle
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 🚫.
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.
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…