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Cuidados de la planta Euphorbia anachoreta o Tabaiba ermitaña.

Care of the plant Euphorbia anachoreta or Selvagens spurge

The genus Euphorbia, family Euphorbiaceae, comprises about 7,000 species of succulents, herbaceous and shrub plants of cosmopolitan distribution. Some shrub species are: Euphorbia anachoreta, Euphorbia regis-jubae, Euphorbia umbellata, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Euphorbia cotinifolia, Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia characias, Euphorbia balsamifera, Euphorbia rigida, Euphorbia leucocephala, Euphorbia tithymaloides.

Common name: Selvagens spurge. This species is native to the Selvagens Islands, Madeira.

They are evergreen shrubs with succulent stems that reach 1.5 meters in height. The lanceolate leaves are silver-green or bluish-green. The small and inconspicuous greenish flowers appear at the ends of the branches. They bloom in spring.

They can be used as isolated specimens, in small groups, on rockeries and in cactus and succulent gardens.

The Euphorbia anachoreta needs full sun exposure and a warm climate. They do not resist frost.

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand and a little organic matter.

Always water moderately, waiting until the substrate has completely dried. In winter you don't have to water them.

Fertilize with a little compost in early spring.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to frost and excessive watering.

They are propagated from seed sown in spring and by cuttings in fall. It is important to protect yourself from the irritating latex they produce. 

 

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Euphorbia anachoreta
Euphorbia anachoreta
Euphorbia anachoreta
Euphorbia anachoreta
Euphorbia anachoreta
Euphorbia anachoreta