Euphorbia trichadenia grow and care – succulent of the genus Euphorbia, Euphorbia trichadenia perennial deciduous used as ornamental for the stem shape like bonsai and drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12.
Stem fleshy in brown color, the shape of the stems is round to drop shape, need to take care of infection in the stem immediately.
Leaves color green in narrow elliptic shape, stem is fleshy.
How to grow Euphorbia trichadenia – growing and care:
Well-drained soil, more than 5C
How to care: Cut once a year and consider to put fertilizer at least once a year, put water only when the leaves become soft
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed are rare and hard to germinate need to use fresh seeds, better sow in the spring to summer but not sure that seeds will be viable, better to sow it directly if the weather not fit sow indoor, water regularly but small amount keep the soil with little moist and don’t let it dry, better sandy soil with good drainage, better half shade with morning sun / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but easier it’s hard to germinate
Difficulties or problems when growing: Toxic, very sensitive plant
Recommended planting season? All year, in hardiness zone 10b better in the spring, in cold area the plant is in dormant in winter
How to plant: Planting in location with good drainage, the plant doesn’t like and might die if will sit in puddle so in rainy location better to grow above the ground level and use raising bad
Pests and diseases: Aphids, snails, slugs
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant? 5-15cm, 2-6 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water, the plant die in overwater let the soil dry little bit and not fully between each watering, but don’t let it be dry for long periods, when plant it in full sun need to increase the amount of water in summer
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant? Yes, with light, if it’s grow in cold area far from window, heaters and air-condition
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, need well ventilate soil with good drainage, use 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.
Bloom season: Spring
General information about the flower Small yellow-green flower with 2 petals