Plant Care Gopher Spurge

Gopher Spurge

Also known as

Caper Spurge, Caper Spurge, Paper spurge, Gopher spurge, Gopher plant and Mole plant


Euphorbia lathyris

How to care for Gopher Spurge


How often to water your Gopher Spurge

Water needs for Gopher Spurge
0.5 cups
every 12

Gopher Spurge 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 Spurge

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Caper Spurge in your home

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

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

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

Gopher Spurge does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Gopher Spurge

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

Difficulty Level

Gopher Spurge is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Gopher Spurge

Gopher Spurge

Gopher Spurge

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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