Euphorbia greenwayi growing succulent of the genus Euphorbia also known as Euphorbia greenway, Euphorbia greenwayi perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and it’s drought tolerant, can grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.
Euphorbia greenwayi stems
Stem erect or weeping in color green or variegated green with blue or gray with spines in the color red or yellow, the edge of the stem can be clear or become wavy.
Flower color yellow, the flowers small in trumpet shape and grow next to each thorns.
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Requirements for Euphorbia greenwayi growing and care:
Well drained soil, even dry most of the time, frost free
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, better to cut the stem in the connection between the stems and even possible to use air layering, 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.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do and care for cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing:
thorns, poisonous plant can cause skin irritation
Recommended planting season?
Spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-12, and better spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Branch that starts to grow on the side or horizontal, for design
Size of the plant?
20-70 cm, 8-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water, let the plant dry between watering and don’t over-water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half sun
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
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.
General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers in trumpet shape and grow next to each thorns