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Care of the plant Euphorbia bivonae or Euphorbia fruticosa.

Care of the succulent plant Euphorbia bivonae or Euphorbia fruticosa

The genus Euphorbia, family Euphorbiaceae, includes 2,000 species of succulents, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of cosmopolitan distribution.

Scientific synonyms: Euphorbia fruticosa, Tithymalus bivonae. This species is native to southern Europe and North Africa.

They are shrubby plants with rigid branches that reach 1 meter (3.28 feet) in height. They have tough lanceolate bluish-gray leaves that turn silver in full sun. They produce abundant small reddish-yellow flowers. They bloom during the spring.

They are used in succulent gardens, on rockeries, in dry areas of the garden and on sunny slopes. They are ideal for coastal gardens and for large cities due to their tolerance to pollution.

Euphorbia bivonae needs full sun exposure and high temperatures. They resist occasional frosts down to -5 ºC (23 ºF).

They grow in any well-drained soil; even in poor or saline soils.

They are extremely resistant to drought. They appreciate occasional watering in spring and summer, waiting for the substrate to dry and leaving the plant without watering for several days.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

They are very resistant plants to common pests and diseases. Monitor excess watering.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring but it's a rather slow process.

Images of the succulent plant Euphorbia bivonae or Euphorbia fruticosa

Euphorbia bivonae
Euphorbia bivonae