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Euphorbia persistens – Swaziland form (mkuzensis) (5 seeds)

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Euphorbia persistens – Swaziland form (mkuzensis) (price per 5 seeds). Euphorbiaceae. It is a relatively compact plant, producing densely branched mounds of succulent, and curiously twisting stems from a thick taproot. The stems are attractively marked – typically in light and dark green, but when grown in full sun, may take on more earth-toned or rusty hues. The spines are initially colorful, with new growth emerging almost a hot pink, and fading, first to amber/brown, and finally to a pale grey. Sowing : The sowing medium should be light and poorer in nutrients than normal commercial plant compost. A mineral soil can also be used, such as fine to medium grade sand to which can be added a little finely sifted peat. The soil should be thoroughly wetted by standing the containers in water. Sow the seeds evenly and not too thickly on the surface of the soil, press lightly and cover with a very thin layer of soil or sand no more than twice the thickness of the seeds. The temperature at night should not go below 18 °C, although by day it can rise as high as 40 °C. 25 °C is ideal. Basically higher temperatures bring faster germination, but full sun should be avoided to prevent the young seedlings scorching. Locality: Swaziland. Harvest: December 2019