10 - 15cm Euphorbia Lactea Red Fan 9cm Pot
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Euphorbia lactea, also known as mottled spurge or candelabra cactus, is a beautiful and unique succulent plant that is native to tropical regions of Africa and India. Here are some care tips for keeping your Euphorbia lactea healthy:
Light: Euphorbia lactea prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Place your plant near a sunny window or in a spot that receives filtered sunlight for at least 6 hours a day.
Temperature: Euphorbia lactea likes warm temperatures and can tolerate temperatures between 60-85°F (15-29°C). Avoid placing it near cold drafts or air conditioning vents.
Watering: Water your Euphorbia lactea sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between watering sessions. Overwatering can cause root rot, which is a common problem for this plant. In the winter, you can reduce watering to once every two weeks.
Soil: Euphorbia lactea prefers a well-draining cactus or succulent soil mix. Avoid using regular potting soil, as it can retain too much moisture and cause root rot.
Fertilizer: Euphorbia lactea benefits from a balanced fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a 10-10-10 fertilizer at half strength every 2-3 weeks.
Pruning: Euphorbia lactea can grow up to 6 feet tall and develop multiple branches. Pruning can help control the plant's size and shape. Wear gloves when handling the plant as the sap can be irritating to the skin and eyes.
Propagation: Euphorbia lactea can be propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cuttings to dry out for a few days before planting them in well-draining soil.
Remember, Euphorbia lactea is toxic if ingested, so keep it away from children and pets. With proper care, your Euphorbia lactea can thrive for many years.
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