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Spurge Euphorbia

Growing Euphorbia: Tips at a Glance

Euphorbia: A Field Guide. The confusing thing about Euphorbia is its more than 2,000 species, a collection ranging from flower border spurges to succulents.

  • Type Succulent or herbaceous
  • Life Span Perennial
  • USDA Zones 5-12
  • Light Full sun
  • Water Well-drained soil
  • How to Plant Propagate cuttings
  • Design Tip Brighten a dark corner
  • Other Uses Houseplant
  • When to Prune Cut back in autumn

Spurge: A Field Guide

The confusing thing about Euphorbia is its more than 2,000 species, a diverse collection ranging from fluffy spurges (flower border favorites like the one pictured above) to succulents often confused with cacti.

Whether you are looking for an ornamental spurge to add texture to a flower bed or a tall, skinny cactus lookalike, euphorbias may be your best choice. E. characias subsp. wulfenii is a favorite of  landscape designers. For a no-fuss succulent houseplant, E. tirucalli (“Pencil Plant“) will lend an architectural air to the premises. And let us not forget the Christmas favorite: E. pulcherrima, better known as poinsettia.

Planting, Care & Design of Euphorbia

Planting, Care & Design of Euphorbia

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