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Euphorbia Lactea

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  • Easy Care
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 5-15 feet

Euphorbia Lactea is known by many names: Milkstripe Euphorbia, Mottled Spurge, Mottled Candlestick, and Dragon Bones Tree, to name a few. Euphorbia Lactea has a thick, spiny stem that can grow tiny leaves in the summer. Its beautifully mottled branches are streaked with white and green lines, which contrast the black spines. This plant is known to make yellow flowers, but this is rarely seen indoors.  

Best Locations For Growing Euphorbia Lactea 

This plant would be happy under a shaded patio all summer. Bring the Euphorbia Lactea indoors before temperatures drop in the fall to avoid frost damage.

Euphorbia Lactea Sunlight Requirements

The Euphorbia Lactea needs 6 or more hours of bright sunlight each day. Protect this plant from scorching in direct afternoon sun when it’s outdoors. 

Euphorbia Lactea Care

This plant is a succulent from arid environments. It prefers soil with excellent drainage; a potting soil blended for cacti and succulents would be ideal. 

Watering Euphorbia Lactea 

This plant dislikes being overwatered. Water once the soil completely dries out, and decrease watering in the winter. 

Feeding Euphorbia Lactea 

To feed this plant, use a half-strength succulent and cacti fertilizer that is low in nitrogen. Feed twice monthly during the growing season, from April to September.

Euphorbia Lactea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 5-15 feet
Mature Spread: 2-5 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Yellow-Tinged
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: Above 40 °F (Above 4 )
Humidity: Low
Common Name: Euphorbia Lactea
Other Name(s): Milkstripe, Mottled Spurge, Mottled Candlestick, Dragon Bones Tree
Scientific Name: Euphorbia lactea
Plant Type: House Plant
SKU:
Succ_Euphorbia_Milk.Stripe-HP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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