Euphorbia francoisii hybrid
Description : Euphorbia francoisiiis is a small caudiciform plant, up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, that has the most variable leaves in the plant kingdom. No two plants have the same leaf shape or color, even if they are clones. The new leaves emerge as new shapes and colors, completely unpredictable. They are up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) long and up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) wide. Colors can range from dark-green, pink, purple, white, and variegated. Flowers are yellowish-green to pinkish and appear in the late sprint to early summer.
Height: 4- 6 Inch
Light: Euphorbia prefers full sun in well drained soil and tolerates dry conditions as well as coastal exposure.. This plant will grow well on east/west and south facing windows.
Water: This plant can thrive on neglect. It can tolerate dry soil pretty well. Overall it has lower to medium watering requirements. Don't let the soil be soggy, as plant will most likely rot. It may need weekly watering during the summer. Water whenever the soil is dry several inches below the surface.The plant prefer a bit more frequent watering than typical succulent plant. Also, avoid getting water on the leaves and stems because they can rot if they get too wet.
Humidity: Euphorbia is very tolerant of dry environments and is not needy in any way. It s pretty much indifferent to the humidity level as you can just as well grow it next to higher humidity plant.
Temperature: Growth may cease completely below 70 F, but will resume when warmer weather returns.
Soil: Likes poor, sandy soil that drains well
Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks a balanced liquid fertilizer and in winters at half-strength every month. .
For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.
Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.
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