Super Succulents

Euphorbia Lactea ‘White Ghost’

Succulent with 1 main, tall, erect stem which is densely branched. Tiny leaves are directly attached to the stem. They quickly drop off, leaving the stem bare throughout most of the year. White, 4-sided stem is mostly white with a few greyish green speckles and streaks


Caring For Euphorbia Lactea ‘White Ghost’

1) Light: Euphorbia lactea ‘White Ghost’ needs full sun, or at the very least a bright sunlit area. ‘White Ghost’ Euphorbia don’t have chlorophyll-bearing cells. The sun’s energy is the main component in the complicated CAM photosynthesis process

2) Water: Euphorbia lactea ‘White Ghost’ is extremely sensitive to water. It can and will die quickly if overwatered. In general, it requires a typical succulent watering schedule. Generally, water when the top 3 inches of soil feels dry. Water it less often in winter, when it is semi-dormant and the top 5-6 inches feels dry

3) Soil: Always use well-draining soil mix. You can buy pre-mixed soil or make your own with 1/3 perlite, 1/3 cactus soil mix, and 1/3 charcoal. This makes for an excellent, well-draining mix for all your euphorbias, cacti, and succulents

4) Temperature and Humidity: Low humidity is preferable for Euphorbia ‘White Ghost’ but it can handle higher room humidity as long as it’s not overwatered. Euphorbia lactea prefer warm temperatures in the 70s and 80s. It can become stressed if left in conditions of extreme temperatures or intense sun. These plants are not cold hardy. If grown outdoors, migrate these plants to a sunny spot indoors when night-time temperatures drop below 55 ºF

5) Fertilizer: White Ghost does not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength


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