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Care of the plant Euphorbia coerulescens or Blue Euphorbia.

Care of the plant Euphorbia coerulescens or Blue Euphorbia

The genus Euphorbia, family Euphorbiaceae, includes 2,000 species of succulents, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Euphorbia coerulescens, 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 leucocephala.

Common names: Blue Euphorbia, Sweet Noor Succulent. This species is native to South Africa.

They are very slow growing plants that reach 1.5 meters in height. The stems are erect, greyish-green in color and have 4-6 spiny edges. They produce small, showy yellow flowers.

They are used in rockery, on dry and sunny slopes, as isolated specimens and in pots for patios and terraces.

Euphorbia coerulescens needs full sun exposure. It does not resist temperatures below 10 ºC.

The soil can be leaf mulch or peat mixed with cactus substrate and coarse sand.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to be completely dry. Water every 45 days in winter.

They propagate by cuttings dried for a week before planting to avoid contact with irritating latex.

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Euphorbia coerulescens
Euphorbia coerulescens
Euphorbia coerulescens
Euphorbia coerulescens
Euphorbia coerulescens
Euphorbia coerulescens
Euphorbia coerulescens
Euphorbia coerulescens
 

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