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Care of the plant Euphorbia characias or Mediterranean spurge.

Care of the plant Euphorbia characias or Mediterranean spurge

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

Common names: Mediterranean spurge, Albanian spurge. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are Mediterranean plants with soft, purple stems that reach 1 meter in height. The leaves are linear, spiral around the stem and are bluish-green in color. The insignificant flowers appear in very attractive yellow bracts. They bloom from late spring to early summer.

They are used to form clumps in gardens that require little irrigation and to cover dry, sunny slopes. Keep in mind that the latex they produce is irritating.

Euphorbia characias prefers full sun exposure but can grow in semi-shade. They resist light and occasional frosts.

The soil must be very well drained and light.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry; it is important not to flood.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate by division or by seeds sown in spring.

Images of the plant Euphorbia characias or Mediterranean spurge

Euphorbia characias
Euphorbia characias
Euphorbia characias
Euphorbia characias
Euphorbia characias
Euphorbia characias
Euphorbia characias variegata
Euphorbia characias variegata
Euphorbia characias variegata
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Euphorbia dendroides
Euphorbia dendroides
Euphorbia dendroides
Euphorbia hierosolymitana
Euphorbia hierosolymitana
Euphorbia hierosolymitana
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Euphorbia veneta
 

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