Euphorbia Leucodendron - Plant
Description for Euphorbia Leucodendron
Most of its branches rise erectly from the base and then arch outwards to form a mass as wide as tall. It can ultimately reach to 4(-6) metres though in containers it more commonly grows to a modest 1.2 to 1.8 metres tall. At the tips of the stems, small yellow flowers will appear in the spring and summer and the developing fruit is red and somewhat heartshaped. Subspecies onoclada may be a good species (Euphorbia oncoclada), as originally described by Drake. Euphorbia leucodendron is a synonym of the typical subspecies.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Pencil Tree, Stick Cactus,Milk Bush||Yellow||December-March||12 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Like other succulents, cat tails euphorbia is extremely drought tolerant and requires a very well draining, rocky or sandy soil. The plant is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 10 according to Michigan State University, though San Marcos Growers claims that plant is hardy to at least 25 degrees Fahrenheit, which includes USDA zone.Cat tails euphorbia will tolerate light shade, though it will be more compact and manageable in full sun.
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Regularly during the active growing season||10 to 15 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Euphorbia Leucodendron
- spring and summer, the succulent flowers with greenish-yellow flower structures called cyathia and red, heart-shaped fruits. Cat tails euphorbia is considered a coraliform or coraliformes euphorbia type due to its skinny, coral-like stems, and may also be referred to as stick plant or stick cactus according to San Marcos Growers.
Typical uses of Euphorbia Leucodendron
Special features: Cat tails euphorbia must be handled with care, as the sap of the plant contains resins and glycosides that can cause skin irritation and eye damage upon contact. Serious harm can come to pets such as dogs, cats, horses and birds if they are tempted to ingest the stems, flowers or fruits of the plant.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Unverified information Asthma weed has traditionally been used in Asia to treat bronchitic asthma and laryngeal spasm, though in modern herbalism it is more used in the treatment of intestinal amoebic dysentery. It should not be used without expert guidance, however, since large doses cause gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea and vomiting.
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