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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Euphorbia tirucalli is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - tree
Flower or inflorescence:
m. WHITE, f. GREEN-YELLOW
3 lobed WHITE capsules
YELLOW-GREEN grooved branches...sow in spring
|Height, in meters: 9
Height, in feet: 29.70
|Euphorbia tirucalli seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
| Parts of Euphorbia tirucalli are considered toxic.
Synonyms (alternative names) for Euphorbia tirucalli:
Common names for Euphorbia tirucalli:
|(latex potential fuel hydrocarbon source), (tox: phorbol esters, ingenol), African Milkbush, Almeidinha, Aveloz, Bleistiftbaum, Consuelda, Euphorbe antivenerien, Finger Tree, Fingertree, Indian Tree-Spurge, Milk Bush, Milkbush, Milkhedge, Pench Tree, Penchtree, Pencil Tree, Petroleum-Plant, Poinsettia, Rubber Euphorbia, Snow on the Mountain, Spurge, Tiru-Malu,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|26||: Succulent Plant Seed List|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|38||: Indian Native and Introduced Plants|
|113||: East African Native Plant Seed List|
|131||: Toxic Plants|
|Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Euphorbia tirucalli seeds will usually germinate in 10-15 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Pre chill HP for 7 day. Sow in lime-free compost.