Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Euphorbia abdelkuri. This succulent plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae plant family and is native to Abd al Kuri, an island south of Yemen, where it grows in rocky areas. This slow growing Euphorbia is a great plant for smaller spaces. Euphorbia abdelkuri is a strange gray colored clumping succulent with no spines. A great collector plant that is surely to spike conversation in your home. Do keep in mind that plants in the Euphorbia family are generally toxic to humans and animals.
Let’s talk about care. When it comes to light and water, treat Euphorbia like a succulent. In your home, this plant prefers bright light. Place in your sunniest window and with supplemental light in the winter months. We are currently loving the Mossify LED Plant Light. If you plan to grow this plant outside for the summer, make sure to acclimate to full sun before exposing it to the intense rays of summer. When it’s time to repot, we recommend using a soil with sharp drainage such as the Sol Soils Cactus Gritty Mix. Succulents do not like to sit in overly saturated soil. Allow the soil to dry completely before giving it a good soak. You may only water your plant once per month during the short days of winter and of course more frequently during the spring and summer and especially if growing outdoors. Keep an eye out for common pests such as mealy bugs. Check for pests when watering and keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment. Euphorbia abdelkuri is a highly sought after species of Euphorbia. Make sure you are buying from a reputable source as there have been issues with poaching over the years.
Euphorbia abdelkuri is available at Tonkadale in 4” pots. If you have additional questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at email@example.com.