“What would be nice if we included extraordinary plants in the house, balcony and terrace? This month, we brought together 3 members of the Euphorbiacea family. They are Euphorbia. How would you like to get to know them closely?
Euphorbiacea family is large. This large family contains over 350 species and 5000-8000 subcultures. As it spreads all over the world outside of the polar regions, hybrid and grafted species increase every year, thanks to the research and efforts of their enthusiasts. The appearance of the species is very different from each other. So much so that there are those that are 12 meters in length or the size of a tennis ball… On the other hand, their only common feature is the milky, dark sap (latex) that they pour out when broken or cut. When these fluids come into contact with the skin, it can sometimes cause an allergic reaction. The indoor plant rubber plant (Havea brasiliensis) is also a member of this family. Now let’s get to know the 3 types of this family that create a graphic emphasis.
This beautiful plant, which is thin, tall and very effective, can be a permanent indoor plant, or it can grow in a sheltered and semi-shade area that is not open to the north in winter. Over time, it gets richer with the side branches formed in the knuckles.
General care: Sand and qualified garden soil are sufficient for the soil. If you are going to grow it in pots, a good type of potting soil such as sand, perlite or pumice is sufficient. Pot soil should be renewed once a year. If the pot is too big, the old soil should be replaced with a new one from the surface as possible and green plant nutrients should be given. Pruning: If the plant tends to grow too wide and longitudinally, it is cut from the knuckle with a rubber glove. The latex flowing from the wound should be thoroughly cleaned with water. At this stage, the discharge stops. Replication: The cut pieces are washed thoroughly and kept in a secluded and shady area for at least 15 days until the wound dries. Then it is planted in the soil 5-10 centimeters from the bottom and watered very little.
If you want a plant that will take on a very interesting abstract sculptural appearance on its own, don’t be surprised by this different plant, also called Deer Horn. A bright, sun-free area in the house is just for him. In the garden, a sheltered and semi-shade area is sufficient. Grow it in pots in areas where it is very cold in winter and take it under protection in winter. For reproduction, soil and maintenance, you can apply the general information we provided on the front page.
Where does the name come from?
M.S. In the 1st century BC, Euphorbus, the doctor of King Juba II of Sudan, cured the then-widespread syphilis with the caustic milk plant he found in the Atlas Mountains. Linne, who classified the plants, named the family in question after this doctor.
It is one of the rare types of flowers in the family. “Oh, if it weren’t worse than that rose’s thorn!” You might say, but thorns also suit this beautiful plant with its tiny red-tinged flowers. In addition to the red or pink flowered type with small and large leaves, there is also a yellow small flowered one. During the flowering period, a flowering plant requires nutrients every 15 days. It should be protected if it is in the garden in the region where winters are difficult. It’s a very beautiful indoor plant, especially works wonders on glazed patios.