Euphorbias are mostly native to Africa and Madagascar, ranging from low-growing succulents to large non-succulent shrubs. Many exude a poisonous milky latex when cut which can damage the eyes and irritate the skin. It is best to use gloves when handling the plant, and then discard them when finished.
Euphorbias are easy plants to grow. Most are summer growers and require regular watering and feeding during the warmer months. Keep them almost completely dry in winter. To maintain their characteristics shapes they need sun or partial sun. Well drained soil and good ventilation are important.
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