Rules for caring for Euphorbia Tirucalli at home
Exotic Euphorbia Tirukalli can diversify the most refined green corner in the house. A simple and unpretentious variety withstands sharp changes in ambient temperature and blooms for a long time with delicate inflorescences from the first year of life.
Home care will provide Milkweed fast and proper growth, and thanks to the additional feeding of Euphorbia Tirukalli will become an adornment of any home. How to care for Euphorbia?
Exotic Culture Euphorbia Tirucalli
Euphorbia Tirucalli outwardly resembles an exotic cactus of small size and bright green color. Originally from Africa, Euphorbia Tirucalli refers to crops that are dangerous due to toxic juice. Proper care of the plant ensures safety for the person and all households. Prudent farmers breed Euphorbia Tirukalli for livestock feed, because the culture is not only beautiful, but also incredibly nutritious. The juicy stalk stretches up under the warm sun, and the processes - thick branches are drawn up by juices. Plant juice is poisonous only in large quantities, therefore Euphorbia is free and natural raw material for feeding large livestock.
In poor areas of India, where a constant warm climate creates better conditions for variety growth, Euphorbia is used not only to feed cows that are not harmful to poisonous juices, but also to build dense green hedges. A plant for household needs is easily used for decorative purposes. With the help of small processes (a stalk is taken for reproduction), a small exotic corner can be arranged in the home.
Rubber - a useful raw material in industry - is extracted from milkweed after long-term processing. A plant with a long history is widely used not only to help a person with the housework, but also to decorate a house or apartment. What does an unusual exotic variety look like? A culture that can easily grow on a windowsill in any part of the world belongs to the branching tree-like succulents. In wild conditions - in open spaces that people have not yet reached - Euphorbia grows up to 9 m in height.
Popularly, an exotic plant was nicknamed "pencil cactus" for the shape of lush branches. Even at home, without constant pruning, the plant grows to 6 m in height. Active growth falls on the warm season: summer and warm spring. Euphorbia should be constantly trimmed and watered depending on the ambient temperature. The place for Tirukalli is selected taking into account the fact that Euphorbia is a sun-loving plant.
Tirukalli differs from other varieties of Euphorbia with a thick smooth stem that darkens over the years and turns from green to dark gray. The color of the stems can easily determine the age of the crop. The leaves have a linear shape, the length of each process can reach 15 cm. The foliage falls between the seasons, when the plant is restructuring for the winter. The described indoor variety is best equipped on the eastern side of the building, but it is not advisable to transfer the culture.
Propagation of the culture occurs with the help of cuttings that quickly take root. Plant care is easier if you study in advance the conditions of growth and flowering of Euphorbia. In photosynthesis - the main function of the green "resident" of the windowsill - not the leaves, but the stems themselves are involved. Tirukalli blooms in warm spring or summer.
In what conditions does Euphorbia take root?
Beautiful varieties of Euphorbia Tirucalli will appeal to even the most demanding aesthetes. Small yellow flowers appear on the foliage from the first years of plant growth. The best varieties that will help decorate any home:
- "Multiflowered" grade;
- Fringed Euphorbia;
With the milk of Tirucalli, even the most boring interior will come to life. An unpretentious culture is planted once, and Euphorbia has been serving for many years.
To create conditions for exotic culture, a separate free space is allocated in the house, in which there is a lot of sunlight, but there are no strong drafts.
In caring for Euphorbia Tirucalli, it is necessary to observe several basic rules: to establish the optimal temperature regime, organize constant watering and fertilize the soil. Propagation of Euphorbia Tirucalli occurs only in favorable conditions without sudden changes in temperature or drying out of the air. Hydration of the plant is carried out several times a month.
If you look at a detailed photo of the culture, you can see how much the Euphorbia Tirukalli is an unusual plant that can decorate any home with minimal cash costs. Preparation for planting a variety begins with arranging a place where the culture will manage to grow for many years. An exotic variety is bought in specialized stores and is immediately transplanted. It is important not to damage the root system of the appendix and to select the soil for the rapid growth of the pagon.
The first 10 days the plant must be allowed to settle. To clear the root system of all soil from the pot for transportation is not worth it. The weak root is shaken off a little and in this form is placed in a new pot. It is best to put a small drainage on the bottom of the new tank, which will not allow water after irrigation for a long time. If during planting cuttings to provide such a nuance in the future, it will be possible to prevent rotting of the root system.
For the first time, a variety is watered after a growing season. As soon as the culture starts growing, it is possible to fertilize the soil with water no more than once a month. Simple rules will provide the Tirukalli variety not only fast, but also the right growth. Exotic plants are resistant to dry air. Reproduction stops only with prolonged drying of the soil. In winter, when the crop does not need frequent watering, it is necessary to periodically moisten the soil. Spray directly the leaves should be no more than once a month. Accumulated dust is also cleaned once every few weeks.
Creation of special conditions for exotic culture
Heat-loving plants need a constant temperature regime, which ranges from 20 to 25 ° C.
In summer, it is better to move the pot with the sprout to the balcony, but protect the variety from strong winds or drafts. Leaving the variety in direct sunlight is dangerous. With prolonged exposure to the sun, juicy stems can dry out and will need to be trimmed in the future.
Milkweed is easy to adapt to any environmental conditions. A suitable place for the rapid growth of a sprout is the windowsill on the south side of the building. If the crop lacks sunlight, the stem quickly stretches up and loses juices. To create a beautiful and unusual green corner in the house you will not need a lot of time or effort, a simple and unpretentious exotic variety will decorate any interior of the house or apartment.