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Care of the plant Euphorbia cap-saintemariensis or Euphorbia decaryi.

Care of the plant Euphorbia cap-saintemariensis or Euphorbia decaryi

The genus Euphorbia, family Euphorbiaceae, includes 2,000 species of succulents, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Euphorbia cap-saintemariensis, Euphorbia candelabrum, Euphorbia canariensis, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Euphorbia resinifera, Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia tithymaloides, Euphorbia regis-jubae, Euphorbia royleana, Euphorbia trigona, Euphorbia bivonae, Euphorbia characias, Euphorbia echinus, Euphorbia cotinifolia, Euphorbia rigida, Euphorbia handiensis, Euphorbia balsamifera, Euphorbia coerulescens, Euphorbia leucocephala.

This species is native to Madagascar.

They are succulent plants with a creeping bearing that reach 20 cm in height. The leaves are fleshy, green in color with purple or grayish tones, and have wavy margins. The flowers are small and whitish or pale yellow.

They are used in pots that are wider than they are deep for greenhouses, indoors, balconies, terraces and patios.

Euphorbia cap-saintemariensis can grow in full sun exposure but prefers semi-shade or filtered light exposure avoiding direct sun in the hottest hours of the day. In winter it is advisable that they rest at 15 ºC but they resist up to 5 ºC.

It's important that the soil does not contain organic matter; use a mixture of volcanic soil or pumice stone with a little peat.

Water regularly so that the substrate does not dry out completely. In winter water once a month at most.

Fertilize during the summer every 20 days with mineral fertilizer for cacti.

They do not need pruning.

If they are watered correctly and the ventilation is good they do not present problems of plagues and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in the nursery the same year of collection or by cuttings in summer; dry the cuttings for 2 weeks in a dry, dark place before rooting. Be careful with the irritating latex they produce.

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Euphorbia cap-saintemariensis
Euphorbia cap-saintemariensis