Indoor 17cm high baby plants/palms
ME5 7NU, Chatham, GB
The Madagascar Jewel is grown as a houseplant for its attractive foliage: dark green leaves, with white veins when young. easy to care container plant 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.
Unlike many succulents, E. leuconeura is less susceptible to over watering issues; It doesn't mind dry air and is very shade tolerant.
When damaged the plant secretes a white fluid which is toxic as many other indoor plants too, or can cause severe skin irritation if touching that fluid.
When this plant reaches flowering size it shoots its seeds into the air by explosive seed dispersal.
It propagates by shooting its seeds several feet into the air.
Grown often as a houseplant that is very ornamental and easy to grow even for beginners.
How to grow and maintain Euphorbia leuconeura or Madagascar jewel:
It requires light shaded to part sunny places with some morning sun, evening sun and winter sun are ideal. Hot summer afternoon sun can cause leaf burn.
Standard mixes for succulents or fertilized soil mixed with bird sand or pumice gravel such as clay granules. Soil that drains water easily
Euphorbia leuconeura likes it warm the year round with a winter minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F).
Water your Madagascar jewel once a week during the growing season. In winter, water once or twice a month. Increase the humidity in the air by placing the flower pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water.
Fertilize your Madagascar jewel with a balanced fertilizer suitable for succulents according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Madagascar jewel propagates by shooting its seeds several feet into the air. Be aware the seeds may land in nearby potted plants and begin to grow. they are easily removed and can be transplanted.
Pests and Diseases:
Watch for pests such as mealy bugs, spider mites, and whiteflies. Shower with a solution of 1 tablespoon mild dishwashing liquid mixed with 1-gallon water.