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Euphorbia lactea

Spurge

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Features

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

Description

Euphorbia lactea (Spurge). This species is a clump forming cacti.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Cactus

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

Cultivation

It is rather spiny, so watch out!

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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