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Euphorbia ingens

Spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourLight green stalked

Description

Euphorbia ingens (Spurge). This species of cacti produced sharp spines with a reddy tinge.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Cactus

Other common names

Naboom, Cactus euphorbia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers which are great in borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

It will need to be grown in hot and humid conditions.

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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