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Care of the plant Euphorbia royleana or Sullu Spurge.

Care of the plant Euphorbia royleana or Sullu Spurge

The genus Euphorbia, family Euphorbiaceae, includes 2,000 species of succulents, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Euphorbia royleana, Euphorbia tithymaloides, Euphorbia rigida, 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 trigona, Euphorbia bivonae, Euphorbia handiensis, Euphorbia balsamifera.

Common names: Sullu Spurge, Royle's Spurge, Churee, Danda Thor. This species is native to the Himalaya mountains.

They are deciduous cactiform plants with a bushy bearing and branched spiny stems that reach 5 meters in height. They have leaves on the upper part of the stem, light green in color and spatulate in shape. The flowers are small, appear along the branches and are greenish-yellow in color. They bloom during the summer.

They are used in rockeries, to form small groups, as isolated specimens, in cactus and succulent gardens and even in large pots.

Euphorbia royleana can grow in full sun or light shade exposure and in hot climates. They resist light and occasional frosts but it's better that in winter the temperature is not lower than 5 ºC.

The soil can be a mixture of garden substrate with plenty of coarse sand or a sandy or stony substrate.

They have very good resistance to drought. Water moderately (every 12-15 days in summer) waiting until the substrate has dried.

Fertilize with mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulents once in spring and again in summer.

They do not need pruning.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate from cuttings in spring; Protect yourself from irritating latex with gloves and allow cuttings to dry for at least a week before rooting.

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Euphorbia royleana
Euphorbia royleana
Euphorbia royleana
 

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