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Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge'

Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge'

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Description: Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge', also known as Euphorbia tirucalli 'Rosea', is an eye-catching succulent shrub prized for its unique cylindrical stems and vibrant foliage. Belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family, this drought-tolerant plant is native to Africa and thrives in arid climates. The 'Sausage Spurge' variety is named for its sausage-shaped stems, which range in color from green to coral-red, especially during periods of active growth or when exposed to bright sunlight. With its striking appearance and minimal care requirements, 'Sausage Spurge' makes a bold statement in any indoor or outdoor garden.

🌵 Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli 'Rosea' (Sausage Spurge)

💧 Care Level: Easy. Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge' is relatively low-maintenance and requires minimal attention once established.

📏 Size: The 'Sausage Spurge' can reach a height of 4 to 8 feet (1.2 to 2.4 meters) with a spread of 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters), although size may vary depending on growing conditions and care.

☀️ Light: Place the 'Sausage Spurge' in full sunlight to partial shade. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate direct sunlight for several hours each day. If grown indoors, provide it with as much natural light as possible, such as near a south- or west-facing window.

💧 Water: Water the 'Sausage Spurge' sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. In the growing season (spring and summer), water approximately once every 2 to 3 weeks. Reduce watering frequency in the winter months, watering only when the soil is dry.

💦 Humidity: Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge' prefers low humidity environments and is well-suited to dry indoor conditions. Avoid misting the plant, as excess moisture can lead to rot.

🌡️ Temperature: The 'Sausage Spurge' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

❄️ Hardiness: Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge' is best grown outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. In colder climates, it can be grown indoors as a houseplant.

🌱 Soil: Plant the 'Sausage Spurge' in well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of regular potting soil and perlite or sand to improve drainage.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed the 'Sausage Spurge' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing in the winter months.

🔄 Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary for the 'Sausage Spurge'. However, you can trim back any unwanted or overgrown stems using sharp, clean scissors or pruning shears.

🚨 Caution: Handle Euphorbia 'Sausage Spurge' with care, as the milky sap produced by the plant can be toxic and irritating to the skin and eyes. Wear gloves when handling the plant and keep it out of reach of children and pets.

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