Euphorbia bupleurifolia grow and care – succulent of the genus Euphorbia, Euphorbia bupleurifolia perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, its drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape, stem is fleshy.
How to grow Euphorbia bupleurifolia growing and care:
Well-drained soil, more than -3C
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed – sowing in the spring in sunny location keep soil lightly moist (be aware care not over water), better that the soil will be sandy with good drainage / Vegetative reproduction – start from cutting, cut the stems at least 5cm (2inches) easier like this, can be bigger but then need support that won’t fall, after cut the stem need to wait until the cut area will hill, keep the stem in shade and dry location, important the drainage of the soil, do not over water, and let it dry little bit between water but don’t let it fully dry, shade in the beginning it’s important for the stem, after establish need to expose slowly to the sun, Daughter plants mostly need to take care when pull it from the ground you take all the roots, take a plastic spatula or something harder depend the soil and uncover the roots, dig around the plant and better to use air blower machine or wash it with stream (but let it dry after) and just move to new location
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but easer to start by daughter plant
Difficulties or problems when growing: Thorns, toxic that can cause skin irritation
Recommended planting season? Spring to summer hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10b, all year in hardiness zone 11-12
Pests and diseases: Aphids, snails, slugs
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Dead parts, cut before 4mm before the infected part
Size of the plant: 5-15cm, 2-6 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water – let it dry between watering and do not over-water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade with light and won’t bloom
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, container or clay pot that will be 20-50% bigger (not need deep because the root shallow) for good drainage that important use in the bottom of the container with little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles, soil should be plant potting mix, make holes in the container for good drainage, switch the soil after few years – removing the plant from their pots, take paper and put slowly the plant on the paper, possible to “help” the plant with the hands better to cover with papers or plastic wrap, after that prepare again the “little rocks” in the bottom, put part of the plant potting mix, take the plant with and locate it in the new place, if it’s small take the soil mix with spoon and organize it (not to get the spines in hands) if it’s bigger use small garden shovel and squeeze the soil that the plant will be stable and won’t fall, sometimes when it’s not stable better to add some stick that will hold the plant.
Bloom season: Spring
General information about the flower Small yellow-green flower with 2 petals