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During summer, Water daily or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. During Winter season water once in 2 days or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.
Bright indoor light
During summer season or when the temperature is above 45°C place the plant in shaded area. During winter season or the when the temperature is below 45°C the plants can be directly placed in direct/indirect sunlight.
Apply succulent fertilizers once in 40 days. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Succulent Plant Food.
|Scientific name||Euphorbia Lactea|
|Common Name||Euphorbia Lactea|
|Watering||Once per week and keep moist|
|Pests||Spider mites, mealybugs, scale and thrips|
|Pet friendliness||Toxic to pets and humans|
|Light||Bright, indirect light|
|Humidity||50-60% mist if needed|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage and repot every 1-2 years|
|Plant height||Up to 90 cm|
|Potting mix||Potting soil / Red soil / Manure / Perlite|
|Nutrition||Apply manure for first 15 days and NPK for next 15 days|
|Pruning & training||Remove dead and diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Common color & season||N/A|
|Description||Euphorbia lactea, or Mottled spurge, is a deciduous, spiny, usually leafless, cactus-like succulent shrub or small tree. It can grow to a height of 15 feet, but is typically maintained as a 1 to 2 foot houseplant. The plant has spiny stems and mottled branches that are green with white lines, sometimes growing in a crested (cristate) form. Tiny leaves do appear in summer, but drop quickly leaving the plant leafless. Flowering is rare and the plant does not tolerate frost. Other characteristics include 4-angled stems with paired black stem thorns. Mottled spurge is best grown in well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It cannot tolerate wet soil, but you can allow soils to dry out after each watering. Water consistently in summer to prevent soils from totally drying out and decrease watering in winter. The plants is winter hardy to zone 10, but is intolerant of frost. Potted plants can be overwintered indoors or grown, year round, as a houseplant. The plant has adapted itself to dry regions and appears in many tropical and sub-tropical areas world wide. It has been known to escape from cultivation and form dense thickets. It grows wild in tropical Asia and is widely cultivated in the West Indies, Florida and many tropical areas world wide|