family Euphorbiaceae very common and includes plants, shrubs and trees.

Types

1. spurge Euphorbia fringed, reaching a height of 70 cm, got its name from the light tones of the leaves.

2. Euphorbia polyanthous has elongated leaves and bright yellow flowers.Himself euphorbia bush looks like a ball.

3. three-sided spurge is a shrub or tree, growing up to 3 meters, with large leaves.

4. Comb Spurge is a shrub that grows so 50 centimeters and has reddish leaves.

5. Euphorbia belozhilkovy - plant, reaching 50 centimeters in height and has a ribbed stem and dark green leaves with white veins.

Content milkweed home

As already mentioned, this plant is very unpretentious, but does not like wet soil and drafts, a

s this begin to rot the roots and shoots.

transplant milkweed

optimal time for transplant of plants are spring months.Young plants should be repotted 1 once a year, mature - 1 time in 2 years.

ground for milkweed

ideal ground for the milkweed is the ground designated for cacti and succulent plants.The ratio of 2: 3: 2, connect the ground sheet, grassy land and sand.At the bottom of the pot lay pebbles or expanded clay drainage.

Feeding milkweed

It is best to feed this plant warm season 1 time per month.As a suitable feeding liquid fertilizer used for cacti.

lighting and watering spurge Euphorbia

loves the sun and well tolerated in direct sunlight.Some species prefer diffused light, while others can grow in the shade.Selecting a location for your plant depends on its type.During the winter should be watered spurge 1 once a month or less.In that case, if the room temperature is less than 12 degrees, the plant can not be watered.In the summer watering 1 time per week.It is also recommended to spray.

temperature for milkweed

Some species of milkweed African descent comprise at 20-25 degrees.The minimum temperature is 12 degrees, but some of the plants, originating in countries with temperate climates, and can endure cold temperatures 6-10 degrees.In that case if you keep spurge at low temperature, warm the soil and keep the flower in a lit area.

Reproduction milkweed

There are 2 methods of reproduction: by cuttings and seed.

Cuttings are best cut in late spring.Remove the lower leaves from the stalk, then dip into the water, and sprinkle the cut charcoal.After 2-3 days of cutting can be planted in the sand, which should be slightly moist.

From the seeds can be grown belozhilkovy, garden spurge, as well as all the plants spherical form.

Diseases and pests Euphorbia

most dangerous pest is the mealybug.If the plant appeared white powdery coating, the spurge struck precisely this threat.Clean the affected area with running water and soap or a mixture of alcohol with machine oil.

also pests such as aphids, thrips, spider mites and fungal diseases can strike spurge.In the fight against aphids, use herbal medicines, for example, the infusion of garlic and alcohol, mustard, onions.

Fight spider mites such herbal suitable as liquid soap and alcohol.Fungal diseases disinfected using fungicides.

cause of many diseases may be improper care, lack of irrigation, lack of nutrients, as well as drafts and sudden changes in temperature.