Euphorbia acrurensis or Euphorbia abyssinica is also known as Desert Candle or Candelabra Spurge. Belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family, the succulent is native to Ethiopia and Sudan. This cadlestick-like plant reaches a maximum height of 33 feet and goes dormant in winter.
The Euphorbia acrurensis growth rate is a moderately fast, and will quickly become a significant and showy landscape masterpiece in just 3-5 years.
The Euphorbia acrurensis flowers are small and purple. These flowers are without petals but surrounded by noticeable yellow bracts.
Watering and Feeding
Approximately water the plant 8 ounces every week. Ensure that water is spread all around the center of the plant. You can use diluted cacti fertilizer once a month or during the spring through the early fall growing season to ensure better Euphorbia abyssinica care.
You may buy succulent soil when planting your Euphorbia acrurensis on pots mixed with sand, gravel, or volcanic rock.
With a hardiness zone of 10-12, this succulent prefers an environment that is temperature controlled. It is frost hardy to temperatures only above -2°C.
Euphorbia abyssinica is the happiest indoors where it can get bright but indirect sunlight. Once the plant starts maturing, it may slant towards the direction where the most sun is received. In such a case, rotate it in the opposite direction.
The most common method of Euphorbia acrurensis propagation is stem cuttings. It is ideal for propagating your Euphorbia acrurensis from early spring to late summer.
Do not worry if the leaves begin to shed within a few months of planting Euphorbia acrurensis. This is normal and new leaves will grow at the top of the stem in a couple of months.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Flower||Cream-yellow to pale green|
|Frost Tolerance||32f (0°c)|
|Growth Rate||Moderately fast|
|Origin||Saudi arabia and yemen|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
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