The Sullu Spurge ‘Euphorbia Royleana’

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One of the most unique-looking species of succulents from the Euphorbiaceae plant family is the Euphorbia Royleana, which may also be known as a Royle’s Spurge succulent for short. Not only is this succulent appealing, but it has a pretty nifty purpose as well – it can be used for medicinal usage! This succulent appears to have similar features to a cactus, as it has small prickles on its stems. However, unlike standard cacti, the Euphorbia Royleana’s stems have tight packs of leaves – those leaves often tend to shed off during the hotter and cooler months.

Speaking of those hotter months, the Euphorbia Royleana succulent is known to start sprouting beautiful, yellow-green flowers during the earlier summer months when the warm temperatures peak. Now, as great as owning a Euphorbia Royleana may sound, it gets even better. Like many other succulents in the Euphorbiaceae succulent family, the Euphorbia Royleana is simple to raise and care for. This makes it one of the best (and easiest) succulents for beginner gardeners to start with. Read on to discover how to care for a Euphorbia Royleana, even with minimal gardening expertise.

Euphorbia Royleana Care

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#1. Gardening Containers Used

Succulents require good drainage flow through the soil, it’s essential to use a gardening pot equipped with drainage holes on its underside. As well as making sure to use a pot of the correct size and depth. For Euphorbia Royleana, you should start with a smaller pot and repot it appropriately as the growth continues.

#2. Sunlight Expectations

Euphorbia Royleana succulents are not too picky regarding the sunlight aspects of their care routine. They’ll do good in both direct and indirect sunlight. However, all succulents (and plants in general) need natural, bright sunlight to receive the necessary nutrients. For instance, a few hours to up to five hours of raw, direct sunlight is a great tip for these succulents.

#3. Fertilizer Mixtures

If your Euphorbia Royleana ever experiences root rot or any other potential diseases, using fertilizer is recommended as an additional tool to bring their health status back up to “healthy.” However, you can use it as you choose, even if it’s just a little growth booster for your succulent. For that reason, the recommended fertilizer to use for these Euphorbia Royleana’s is a mineral fertilizer. Tip: Keep in mind that this isn’t a consistent tool to use and that you should only use it about once or twice a year unless diseases occur.

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#4. Soil Requirements

Euphorbia Royleana’s can thrive in nearly any soil mixture used. However, the most recommended is a mixture of gardening soil and some sand. Regardless of which earth, it should always be a well-draining mixture to ensure your Euphorbia Royleana is not receiving too much soaked-up water.

#5. Suitable Watering Routines

Unlike most other succulents in the Euphorbiaceae family, the Euphorbia Royleana is more drought resistant. However, establishing a steady watering routine will help healthy growth and lessen the chances of diseases. You can water this succulent should about once every other week. Less it appears to need more. In addition to that, avoid overwatering your Euphorbia Royleana by allowing the succulent time to drain out the excess water.

#6. Safe Temperatures

As you may have discovered earlier on in this article, Euphorbia Royleana’s can withstand and continue to bloom in warmer and cooler temperatures. For instance, a standard temperature frame for these succulents is 60 degrees Fahrenheit to about 80 or 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Potential Diseases & Pest Infestations

For the most part, Euphorbia Royleana succulents are unaffected by the standard succulent-obsessed pests. Nonetheless, that doesn’t necessarily make a pest infestation impossible. Euphorbia Royleana’s, if neglected or not cared for correctly, can indeed experience infestations of various pests, such as mealybugs, spider mites, and scales. In addition to that, they can become more prone to contracting diseases, such as root rot. Preventing these occurrences from the beginning is quite simple, as you need to keep an eye on them and establish a steady and healthy care routine.

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