Written by Maggie
Mar 30 2021
The root system of Snow on the Mountain is thin, with many branches, and the highest growth is between 60 and 80 centimeters. So how to grow and care for Snow on the Mountain? Let's look down together.
Snow on the Mountain likes a dry environment with plenty of sunshine. In summer, when the temperature is around 30° C and under direct sunlight, the leaves of Snow on the Mountain become slightly smaller and the growth season becomes very slow. Make sure you get plenty of sunlight in winter when temperatures are low. Before entering winter, Snow on the Mountain is easy to die. When we grow and care for snow on the mountain, it is necessary to move the Snow on the Mountain potted plant indoors before entering winter, so that it can live to the next spring. Sowing in winter, summer is easy to die of high temperatures.
Snow on the mountain is not suitable for a low air humidity environment. Single flowers fade quickly when humidity is low, but dry leaves should be kept at night.
When we grow and care for snow on the mountain in winter, when the temperature is below 4℃, Snow on the mountain will go dormant or die. When the temperature is too high, Snow on the mountain will stop growing. Snow on the mountain grows best when the temperature is about 15~25℃.
The soil of Snow on the Mountain requires a loose, rich, deep layer. When we grow and care for snow on the mountain, the soil should be wet to avoid the death of Snow on the mountain caused by soil water.
The actual flowers are rather unremarkable. They are small and greenish-yellow.
At bloom time they appear at the ends of the stems in the middle of the summer and remain until early in the autumn.
The surrounding rounded color white bracts are flowerlike in appearance and are quite attractive.
These plants are subject to root rot if left standing in water.
When we grow and care for snow on the mountain, it is very important to provide loose, airy, light, well-draining soil to avoid problems with fungal infection.
As with most spurge, pests are unusual; however, spider mites and mealybugs may be a problem if plants are overcrowded or overwatered.
Overcrowding and overwatering will cause trouble with powdery mildew.
Overall, choosing an appropriate planting setting, providing ample sunlight and air circulation, and watering the right amount will produce trouble-free snow on the mountain.
Even though snow on the mountain does reseed themselves easily, growing from seed is not always the best way to go when you start out.
Instead, you may want to begin with plant cuttings.
Take care to protect yourself from the milky white sap, which is irritating to your skin.
If you do decide to grow snow on the mountain from seed, start the seeds indoors a couple of months before your last expected frost date.
Alternately, you may be able to sow them directly into the soil outdoors early in the springtime.
Seeds need a consistent temperature of 60° degrees Fahrenheit (15° C) to germinate.
You should see new growth within a couple of weeks.
Follow seed packaging instructions for your hardiness zone.
Choose strong, healthy stems as cuttings.
Remove lower leaves and dip the stems in rooting powder before placing them into a light, airy, well-draining rooting medium.
Water them in and place the container in a consistently warm area where the cuttings can receive bright, indirect sunlight.
After a couple of weeks, the cutting should produce good roots and begin to grow new vegetation.
When this happens, transfer them to their permanent container or outdoor setting.
Add a little organic matter to the planting hole to provide the young plants with extra nourishment for a good start.