Euphorbia lactea growing shrub succulent of the genus Euphorbia also known as Coral Cactus or Mottled spurge, Euphorbia lactea perennial evergreen used as ornamental or medical plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.
Euphorbia lactea leaves
Stem color green some cultivars have pink, red, orange or white color, stem can grow erect to cockscomb shape, there are spines on the stems
Flower color yellow or red with five petals, flowers small and 1-2 grow next to each spine.
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Requirements for Euphorbia lactea growing and care:
Well-drained soil, frost free
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, some of the cultivars require graft because they don’t produce chlorophyll
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, snails, slugs
How to prune:
Dead part and for design
Size of the plant:
0.2-5 m, 8 inches to 15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade with light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes (not when it’s big)
General information about the flower
Yellow or red with five petals, flowers small and 1-2 grow next to each spine