Euphorbia Leucodendron - Plant
Description for Euphorbia Leucodendron
Tibetan Spurge is found in Soviet Central Asia, W. Tibet, NW India, W. China. In India it is found in deserts, semidesert areas, dry and semidry fields in the Himalayas
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Euphorbia hirta||reddish or purplish||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 9. Cat tails euphorbia will tolerate light shade, though it will be more compact and manageable in full sun.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||10Â°-15Â° 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.
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.