Euphorbia Cactus

Euphorbia Cactus

 EUPHORBIA ENOPLA

is a plant of the genus Euphorbia also known as Pincushion Euphorbia. This cactus is famous for its green stem with red-purple or brown spines. Each spine can grow 1-3 inches. Leaves are very tiny and remain only briefly on the plant before falling off.

Its flowers can be yellow or purple, and the flowers grow on stems in the top of the stem.

The stems of this variety contain a toxic latex sap within its stems, making it critical to keep ‘Pincushion Euphorbia’ away from children or pets. The sap can cause an irritant to both skin and eyes.

Euphorbias need lots of sunlight

They are not particular about soil pH, but they cannot tolerate wet soil. So it’s important to repot your Euphorbias in well-draining soil.

It may need weekly watering during the summer. Water whenever the soil is dry several inches below the surface. Water deeply, but don’t let them sit in wet soil, which can cause root rot.

 

EUPHORBIA GUENTHERI CACTUS

Euphorbia guentheri (Sausage Spurge), is a stout perennial succulent herb with long, cylindrical stems, with prominent spine-tipped tubercles and fleshy sickle-shaped deciduous leaves. The stems are unbranched, up to 3 feet (90 cm) long, and up to 2 cm in diameter. The leaves are fleshy and green, up to 8 cm long and up to 1.8 cm wide.

 The blossoms are little with a red, rim-like gland and enclosed in 2 fused, greenish-white bracts with lovely, purple mottling.

 It prefers full to partial sunlight. Provides good sunlight at least 3-5 hours of the day, and turn it regularly so that your plant doesn’t begin to grow lopsided.

It grows well in well-draining, gritty soils or cactus potting mix. They are not particular about soil pH, but they cannot tolerate wet soil.

 You can allow the soil to dry out between each watering. Before watering the plant check underneath the pot through the drainage holes to see if the roots are dry. If so then add some water. Do not water too often to prevent overwatering, which can potentially kill it off.

It prefers optimal temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit – 85 degrees Fahrenheit / 16 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius.

 Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

 

EUPHORBIA MONSTROSE CACTUS

Euphorbia Monstrose succulent plant is extremely unique and intricate. It’s a clumping plant that grows into clusters of unique ball like shapes. Its unusual shape gives it its interesting and exotic look.

 Bright light with ample airflow.

 Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.

 Porous soil with adequate drainage.

Care:

Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.

Never let your succulents sit in water.

Do NOT water on the leaves.

If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.

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