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Euphorbia Culture

Posted by bikerdoc5968 6 SE MI (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 9, 12 at 20:37

While I'm not a stranger to this genus, with so many plants from very different regions, it's hard to know how to care for all of them and just because a plant comes from a specific location doesn't mean its care is the same as others from the same location. Case in point, I just purchased Euphorbia alfredii and Euphorbia ankarensis. Both are from Madagascar, but I don't think they are grown to other Euphorbia from this island. I know they are from the northern end. If anyone can help me out with the "How To Grow...", I'd appreciate it. Thanks.


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RE: Euphorbia Culture

Hi Howard
I cannot help you there but am hoping to see some pix of these neat sounding plants as soon as you get them established, I love Euphorbias and it is a treat to see other peoples plants as there are so many different types of plants out there.
Thanks, Ronda >^..^<

RE: Euphorbia Culture

Bikerdoc… can you tell me how the E. Alfredii is doing? I've found very little info on the web. I have one arriving in few days and I want to "treat her right". ;)

RE: Euphorbia Culture

Euphorbia alfredii is pretty easy going. When it begins to leaf out in the spring just increase the watering. In late fall, the leaves may begin to yellow and I back off with the water so it gets very minimal moisture through our Michigan winters. Since you haven't indicated your general location, it's hard to give specifics.

Here is a link that might be useful: Succulent Euphorbias

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