30 - 40 cm
late May - June
acid - neutral - alkaline
SE-Europe and Central-Asia
Euphorbia is a very large and diverse genus in the family Euphorbiaceae, with close to 2000 species. Their common features is a toxic, milky white sap and small, insignificant flowers surrounded by bright coloured modified leaves The best known member of the genus is without doubt the poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima.
Cuttings in spring. The cuttings should be dipped in warm water to stop the sap flowing before they are placed in the substrate.
Seed - sown in January - February.
Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. If there is no germination after 4 weeks, the seed should be refrigerated for 2-4 weeks and then brought back to 20°C (68°F). After germination the seedlings need lower temperatures and plenty of light so the won't become leggy.
Hardy and easy to grow.