Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Below average watering needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C) to Zone 12b from 55° F to 60° F (12.8° C to 15.6° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: cuttings, stem cuttings, seeds
Flower: in the Spring or Summer
Flower Type: Yellow-Green
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests, Plants may rot if overwatered
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Basc Care for Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex
Watering for Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex is a simple task. It requires Below average watering needs for a succulent.
What you need to remember is that this type of succulents needs to be watered for every 2 weeks
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 "Spurge"
Placing "Spurge" in full sun to light shade is key for its growth and health. Look for a spot that gets around 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, but also offers plenty of shade during the hottest parts of the day.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C).
In order to ensure that Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex 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 medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex is by cutting
Successfully propagating succulents is a great way to increase your collection of these unique houseplants. To propagate Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex by stem cuttings, you’ll need a few supplies including a sharp, clean knife and soil.
Propagating Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex from seeds is a great way to produce new plants without relying on cuttings or divisions. It's important to look for healthy, dark and plump seeds that are slightly sticky when touched. The soil should be pre-mixed with well-draining potting mix, before evenly sowing the seeds and pressing them into the surface. To ensure successful germination, gentle misting of the soil should be done and placed in indirect light.
The leaves of Euphorbia stellata, elevated caudex 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 stellata, elevated caudex is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.