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Euphorbia coerulescens

Spurge

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  • Euphorbia coerulescens | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourPale grey green

Description

Euphorbia coerulescens (Spurge). This is a cactus-like succulent which grows to about 1.5 m tall. It grows in dry conditions and has segmented vertical stems with spines in a light dull green colour. In spring it produces tiny yellow flowers at the top of the stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Succulent or Cactus

Other common names

Milkweed

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental and drought conditions

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-15C, and will grow well in sun or partial shade with moist but well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by basal cuttings in the spring or summer, by division in spring or early autumn or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Milky sap may irritate skin. Grey mould and mealy bugs may be problematic.

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