About Euphorbia hirta red plant
The plant is annual biennial or perennial herbs, woody shrubs, or trees with a caustic, poisonous milky latex. The roots are fine or thick and fleshy or tuberous. Many species are more or less succulent, thorny, or unarmed. The main stem and mostly also the side arms of the succulent species are thick and fleshy, 15–91tall
||Colour of the flower
||Summer to autumn
CARING & GROWING
- Some are short-lived (even so, totally worth growing) and should be divided or propagated every two to three years, either in early fall or spring. Many benefit from being cut back hard, at least by one-third, after flowering is finished.
- This keeps any free-seeders from gaining the upper hand and encourages a flush of new fresh foliage.
- How to prune euphorbia: Trim back any damaged stems in early spring to keep the plant tidy and healthy cut back euphorbia stems at the base immediately after bloomClip carefully, new shoots will likely be emerging that you want to keep intact.
|During the active growth period, Euphorbia should be frequently watered, allowing the soil to become dry between waterings
||Dry, sandy, well-drained soil
|Apply a week solution of liquid fertiliser about once every 6 weeks or so through the summer.
||10° to 24°