Plant Care Allegheny spurge

Allegheny spurge

Also known as

Allegheny spurge and Allegheny pachysandra


Pachysandra procumbens

How to care for Allegheny spurge


How often to water your Allegheny spurge

Water needs for Allegheny spurge
0.5 cups
every 9

Allegheny spurge needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Diego, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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.

Plant care guide for Allegheny spurge in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

57% Medium

Growing Allegheny spurge in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Allegheny spurge in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Allegheny spurge in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 18.6% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 18.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Allegheny spurge in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Allegheny spurge in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Allegheny spurge: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Allegheny spurge may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth..️

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Allegheny spurge

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

When to repot Allegheny spurge

Nutrient needs for plant Allegheny spurge in San Diego, California

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

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

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 a…

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Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Allegheny spurge

Allegheny spurge

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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