Euphorbia lambii grow and care – shrub of the genus Euphorbia also known as Euphorbia bourgeana or Tree Euphorbia, Euphorbia lambii perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant and its drought tolerant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Well-drained soil, even dry most of the time, sandy soil, prefer more than 5C but can survive frost, when the stems become older must use support or cut.
What is the best way to start growing Euphorbia bourgaeana? Plant / Seed – sowing in the spring to summer in sunny location keep soil lightly moist (be aware do not over water), better that the soil will be sandy with good drainage / Vegetative reproduction – start from cutting, cut the stems minimum 5cm (2inches) easier like this, can be bigger but then need support that won’t fall, after cut the stem keep the stem in shade and dry location need to wait until the cut area will hill it’s protect and care for pathogens and pests, plant it in soil with good drainage, do not over water, and let it dry little bit between water but don’t let it fully dry, shade with light 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 start from cutting and harder from seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing: Toxic that can cause skin irritation
Recommended planting season? Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b-11, all year hardiness zone 12+
Pests and diseases: Snails, slugs
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: Just for design, possible to design as small tree
Size of the plant? 1-3 m, 3-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water, do not over-water, and let it dry between watering, also can manage bigger amount of water with right drainage
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower: Green-yellowish with 2 petals the flower petal makes round or heart shape the flowers grow in clusters
Alternative names: Euphorbia bourgeana, Euphorbia lambiorum