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Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata Soft Ruby'

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactea (lak-TAY-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cristata Soft Ruby

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Oct 25, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant.

It does well in a soil mixture of 1 part sand and 1 part loam. Allow the soil to dry thoroughly between waterings and in the winter, water only a few times. It is easily killed by over-watering. If grown indoors, it needs high light ((300-500 foot-candles). This plant is toxic to household pets as well as humans. It may cause skin, mouth and eye irritation, stomach pain, temporary blindness and vomiting.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lake Worth, Florida



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