Euphorbia leuconeura

Madagascar Juwel

Euphorbia leuconeura

Care

Lighting

Light shaded to part sunny places with some morning sun, evening sun and winter sun are welcome. Hot summer afternoon sun can cause leaf burn.

Soil

Regular mixes for succulents or potting soil mixed with bird sand and/or pumice gravel such as clay granules.

Watering

Let the soil dry between the waterings to max. 70 % of the pots height.

Feeding

If the Madagascar Juwel is in active growth a standard liquid fertilizer can be given monthly or spikes or granules every 2nd to 3rd month. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.

Temperature

Euphorbia leuconeura likes it warm the year round with a winter minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F).

Propagation

Seeds and stem cuttings.

Madagascar Jewel

Only seedlings and young plants are showing white veined leaves.

Euphorbia leuconeura flower
If placed warm the Madagascar Jewel can show its little white flowers throughout the year. Seeds are shooted into the air to spread them.

Euphorbia leuconeura seeds
At 20 °C (68) seeds need about 3 weeks to germinate.

Euphorbia leuconeura

Propagation with cuttings that can be rooted in a water glass is also not difficult. At 18 to 22 °C (64 to 72 °F) the first roots show up after about 4 weeks.

Madagascar Juwel cutting

Contact with the milky sap of the Madagascar Juwel can cause skin reactions, so it is better to wear gloves when cutting the stems. The cuttings may be planted in a pot or placed in a water glass as soon as no more milky sap runs out.

Profile

Scientific name

Euphorbia leuconeura

Common name(s)

Madagascar Juwel

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Origin

Madagascar

Height

Up to 2 m

Toxic

Yes, contact with the milky sap can cause skin irritation

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