Written by Maggie
Feb 24 2021
Euphorbia lactea, also called Mottled spurge, is a succulent plant of the Euphorbia family. The Euphorbia lactea stem is often bright color, such as dark red, light yellow, white, etc. It is a more exotic variety of succulent plants. Colorful spring peak for the variation of plants, often characters are not stable, so more increased a bit of the fun of planting, because you do not know it, long with long will become what color.
The fleshy stem of Euphorbia lactea has dark purplish red, milky white, light yellow and mixed colors such as border and stripe, depending on the varieties. The character of Euphorbia lactea was very unstable, and color variation often occurred in cultivation, such as dark purplish red fleshy stem with white and yellow patches. Sometimes an atavism occurs, causing the twisted, fleshy stem of a chicken to grow into a column.
Euphorbia lactea likes a warm, dry and sunny environment, drought resistance, slight resistance to half shade, avoid dampness, not cold.
Euphorbia lactea is a horticultural variety, the original Euphorbia lactea is produced in the tropical arid area of Sri Lanka and India.
Euphorbia lactea is a new succulent plant introduced in recent years. Euphorbia lactea plant shape is peculiar and beautiful, and its colors are rich and changeable, which has high ornamental value. With its adornment live in, hall, although do not have flowery flower and emerald green leaf, but it's that be like strange stone, resemble mountain, if the fleshy stem of comb is simple and elegant, in all sorts of ornamental plant create a school of one's own, have characteristic quite. Euphorbia lactea is a kind of fashionable flower that gets people to love.Many succulent lovers also collect and cultivate succulents as varieties.
In the growing period Euphorbia lactea can be placed in the outdoor light and good ventilation maintenance, keep basin soil moist and not water, avoid long-term rain and soil water, in case of rotting roots. When the air is dry, you can spray a small amount of water to the plant to increase the air humidity, so that the fleshy stem color is fresh, full of luster.
Shading slightly when summer is high temperature, lest intense direct light burns skin, strengthens ventilation, because of sultry, damp, fleshy stem decay. During the Euphorbia lactea growing period, apply a ripe thin liquid fertilizer or compound fertilizer once a month. Pay attention to the nitrogen fertilizer content in the fertilizer should not be too high, so as to avoid the plant with too much green, affecting the ornamental. Therefore, fertilization should be based on phosphorus and potash fertilizer, supplemented by nitrogen fertilizer.
The propagation of Euphorbia lactea was usually performed by grafting with good results in spring, early summer and autumn. Due to the great variability of Euphorbia lactea, this characteristic can be used for the breeding of new varieties. The method is when the fleshy stem grows patches of other colors, pay attention to the observation, such as its long to the appropriate size of the hour, it will be cut off, grafted, after the survival of the culture, grow up, that is to become a new variety.