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Euphorbia horrida SNOW FLAKES CCAB

Euphorbia horrida SNOW FLAKES CCAB

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Euphorbia horrida 'Snow Flakes' is a particularly attractive variety of the Euphorbia horrida species, native to South Africa. This variety was likely first discovered by cultivators or succulent enthusiasts who noticed its unique characteristics and desired to propagate it for ornamental purposes.

'Snow Flakes' variety is distinguished by its densely clustered spines, which give the plants a snowflake-like appearance. This unusual feature caught the attention of plant lovers worldwide, making 'Snow Flakes' one of the most sought-after varieties of its species.

Cultivating Euphorbia horrida 'Snow Flakes' requires specific care to ensure its health and attractive appearance. Below are some tips for cultivating this variety:

  1. Sun Exposure: 'Snow Flakes' prefers a sunny location with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Make sure to place it in a bright spot, ideal for allowing optimal growth and spine formation.

  2. Soil: Use well-draining soil rich in nutrients. A mix of succulent potting soil, sand, and perlite can promote proper drainage and prevent waterlogging around the roots.

  3. Watering: Water moderately during the active growing season, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Reduce watering during the winter months when the plant is in a dormant state.

  4. Temperature: 'Snow Flakes' prefers moderate temperatures and cannot tolerate frost. Protect it from frosts during the colder months of the year and ensure temperatures do not drop below 10°C.

  5. Pruning: Remove any dead or damaged stems to promote healthy growth and reduce the risk of diseases. Wear protective gloves during pruning to avoid contact with the irritating spines.

  6. Fertilization: Apply a diluted succulent-specific fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package to avoid nutrient excess.

By following these guidelines, you can successfully cultivate Euphorbia horrida 'Snow Flakes' and admire its unique beauty in your succulent collections.

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