Plant Care Gopher Plant

Gopher Plant

Also known as

Gopher Spurge, Upright Myrtle Spurge and Rigid Spurge


Euphorbia rigida

How to care for Gopher Plant


How often to water your Gopher Plant

Water needs for Gopher Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Gopher Plant 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 Gopher Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Gopher Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gopher Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gopher Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gopher Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Gopher Plant

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

Difficulty Level

Gopher Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Gopher Plant

Gopher Plant

Gopher Plant

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.

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