Sun: full sun
Water: Below average watering needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: cuttings, seeds
Flower: In the Spring
Flower Type: Green
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Euphorbia Knuthii
Watering for Euphorbia Knuthii is a simple task. It requires Below average watering needs for a succulent.
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Euphorbia Knuthii"
To ensure Euphorbia Knuthii grows to its fullest potential, make sure it receives plenty of direct sunlight. Aim for six hours or more of full sun a day – the ideal place would be near a sunny window or outdoors in your garden. Monitor the leaves closely; if they become pale or soft, relocate the plant to a sunnier spot.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C).
In order to ensure that Euphorbia Knuthii survives the winter, insulation and drainage are essential. A layer of mulch or gravel around the plant can help keep the roots warm during cold temperatures. Furthermore, avoiding exposure to wind and sun can reduce the risk of frost damage and promote longevity for your succulent.
Any succulents in the group will need a large space to grow. You should place your pot outdoor. Since this plant needs a lot of space than other succulents, you should consider not planting them together with other succulents/plants.
One way to propagate Euphorbia Knuthii is by cutting
Euphorbia Knuthii propagates easily from seeds, however it's important to look for healthy ones which are plump, dark in color and slightly sticky when touched. To start the propagation process, mix a soil mixture with well-draining potting mix then sow the seeds evenly and press them lightly into the surface. Finally, water the soil using a spray bottle and place it in bright but indirect light to ensure germination.
The leaves of Euphorbia Knuthii contain an array of toxins that can lead to symptoms such as abdominal cramps, nausea and even death if ingested. It is essential to keep this plant away from both humans and animals.
Pests and Diseases
Euphorbia Knuthii can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs and Red spider mites.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Red spider mites: Quarantine, clean your infected plants, treatment with a systemic insecticidal/soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.