Sun: Filtered sun to partial shade
Water: Below average watering needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 8a from 10° F to 15° F (-12.2 ° C to -9.4° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: stem cuttings, seeds
Flower: This succulent does not have flower
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra'
Watering for Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' is a simple task. It requires Below average watering needs for a succulent.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
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 "Milk Stripe, African Milk Tree, Mottled Spurge, and Dragon Bones tree."
Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' prefers filtered sun to partial shade in order to thrive. This means that while they can tolerate some direct sunlight, it's best if they are placed somewhere with plenty of bright indirect light or out of the hot afternoon sun.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 8a from 10° F to 15° F (-12.2 ° C to -9.4° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
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 trigona 'Rubra' 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.
Propagating Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' by stem cuttings is an easy and fun way to increase your collection of these unique houseplants. When propagating, it’s important to choose healthy stems from existing plants that are at least two inches long and have several leaves attached.
Propagating Euphorbia trigona 'Rubra' 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 trigona 'Rubra' 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 trigona 'Rubra' can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, 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.