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Euphorbia - Cotton Candy

Euphorbia - Cotton Candy


Euphorbias are very easy to care for. They require some pampering to become established, but once they are established, these plants are quite self-sufficient. In fact, more die from too much care, especially overwatering, than from neglect. However, they are fairly hardy and make great plants for beginners.


It's critical to provide your euphorbia with very well-draining soil. Soggy soil can quickly cause root rot and kill a plant. If you're growing your plant in a container, the pot must have ample drainage holes. An unglazed pot is best because it will allow excess moisture to escape through its walls as well as through the drainage holes.


Provide your plant with lots of sunlight. Euphorbia plants prefer full sun, meaning at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight on most days, though some species can tolerate part shade. In hot climates, some afternoon shade can be helpful for most species. and periodic watering. Avoid overhead watering, which can cause powdery mildew and other fungal problems on the foliage. From spring to fall, when the plant is actively growing, water whenever the top few inches of soil feel dry. During the winter, reduce watering to only when the plant shows signs of wilt.


As it is a Euphorbia, care must be taken when handling these plants. White sap emerges from leaf breaks, and this sap is poisonous.



* Picture and information intended only as a guide. Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.

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