Where to plant euphorbias. Euphorbias generally require a sunny position and fertile, well-drained soil. However, some varieties are shade tolerant and will thrive beneath trees and shrubs, as ground cover.
Correspondingly, how often should euphorbia be watered?
Just like every succulent, euphorbia is so easy to care for. There are some general green thumb rules when caring for succulents. Watering: Your succulent does not need much water. Try watering your succulent every seven to 10 days with a plastic water dropper.
Keeping this in view, is euphorbia an indoor plant?
Columnar euphorbia are intricate, sculptural succulents that will happily grow indoors with proper care and attention. Read on for some interesting facts about euphorbia and advice about growing these beauties as houseplants.
Can I grow euphorbia in shade?
Some euphorbias thrive in dappled shade in the garden. Known for their striking foliage and brightly coloured leaf bract, which surround the tiny flowers, they are generally easy to grow as long as the soil isn’t very dry in summer.
Growing euphorbias in pots
Some euphorbias are well-suited to being grown in containers, most notably the Christmas poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) which is commonly used as a house plant.
While euphorbias enjoy high humidity when growing and temperatures are high, humidity needs to be very low during their winter’s rest, when temperatures are lower.
From spring to fall, water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry. Reduce watering in winter. Give them just enough water to prevent wilting. The best time of the day to water your Euphorbias in the warm season is evening.
Candelabra cactus stem rot, also called euphorbia stem rot, is caused by a fungal disease. It is passed to other plants and attacks by splashing water, soil, and even peat. The tall stems of euphorbia begin to rot at the top of the limbs once the fungus takes hold.
Some euphorbias do very well in shade, particularly those that flower in spring. They can be divided into deciduous plants, ones that die back in winter, and evergreens with year-round foliage. The earliest to flower is Euphorbia epithymoides, previously called Euphorbia polychroma.
Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ is a compact, shade-loving euphorbia, bearing acid-yellow blooms in contrast with purple, strappy foliage. It’s a good choice for growing at the front of a border, but is also suitable for using as groundcover in gardens with poor, dry soil, especially in partial shade.
Maintenance: Most Euphorbia resent transplanting, but otherwise are easy to maintain. After flowering, the dead stems on the plant should be cut back to the area of new growth.