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Euphorbia leuconeura, Madagascar Jewel

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Euphorbia leuconeura

Madagascar Jewel
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Euphorbia leuconeura is endemic to Madagascar. It is threatened by habitat loss. The natural habitat is rocky areas in the dark forests. This is a shade loving Euphorbia. Grows to about 28" tall. It is shaped like a miniature palm tree. The leaves are covered with a milky white bloom that adds to the interest. It is very easy to grow the plant, it shoots away the seeds, just place them back in the pot and give enough water.

Grown often as a houseplant that is very ornamental and easy to grow even for beginners. Unlike many succulents, E. leuconeura is less susceptible to overwatering issues; It doesn't mind dry air and is very shade tolerant. When damaged the plant secretes a white fluid which is toxic, causes severe skin irritation. It propagates by shooting its seeds several feet into the air.

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Euphorbia leuconeura - Madagascar Jewel

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This is a shade loving Euphorbia. Grows to about 28"...  more

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