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Care of the plant Euphorbia rigida or Silver Spurge.

Care of the plant Euphorbia rigida or Silver Spurge

The genus Euphorbia, family Euphorbiaceae, includes 2,000 species of succulents, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Euphorbia rigida, Euphorbia tithymaloides, Euphorbia obesa, Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia mammillaris, Euphorbia leucocephala, Euphorbia lactea, Euphorbia ingens, Euphorbia inermis, Euphorbia horrida, Euphorbia heptagona, Euphorbia handiensis, Euphorbia grandicornis, Euphorbia flanaganii, Euphorbia enterophora, Euphorbia enopla, Euphorbia echinus, Euphorbia cotinifolia, Euphorbia coerulescens, Euphorbia characias, Euphorbia candelabrum, Euphorbia canariensis, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Euphorbia regis-jubae, Euphorbia royleana, Euphorbia trigona, Euphorbia bivonae, Euphorbia handiensis, Euphorbia balsamifera.

Common names: Gopher plant, Silver Spurge. This species is native to the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East.

They are bushy plants with rigid branches that reach 50 cm in height. The tough leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate in shape and bluish-green in color. They produce abundant small yellow flowers that turn reddish. They bloom from late winter to early spring.

They are used to form bushy groups, in rockery, on sunny slopes and in dry areas of the garden.

Euphorbia rigida needs full sun exposure and high temperatures. They resist frost down to -15 ºC.

They can be grown in any well-drained soil, even poor, limestone, or saline soils.

They are very resistant to drought; They appreciate moderate watering in spring and summer, waiting for the substrate to dry well.

Prune older stems to strengthen the plant; do not touch the irritating latex produced by these plants.

They are very resistant plants to the most common pests and diseases. It's very important to monitor excess watering.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring or by division also in spring.

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