Mediterranean Spurge Plant
Facts about Mediterranean Spurge Plant, "Scientific name for Mediterranean Spurge Plant is Euphorbia characias wulfenii". Mediterranean Spurge Flower (Plant) is commonly known as spurge. It is an herbaceous perennial and belongs to the Euphorbiacae family. The Mediterranean Spurge Plant is native to European Turkey and Balkans. It grows to a height of about two to three feet (.60 to .91 meters) and it spreads to about one and half to two feet (.45 to .60 meters). The Mediterranean Spurge Plant blooms in May to June and like most other perennials it favors the full sun and can only tolerate partial shades.
Mediterranean Spurge Plants requires dry to medium watering conditions and is tolerant to drought, deer, rabbit, dry soil as well as air pollution. Mediterranean Spurge Plant flowers are showy and they come in greenish yellow color.
The Mediterranean Spurge Plant does well in dry to medium soils that are well drained. It particularly favors Mediterranean type of climates and may appear stressed in summer due to the heat and humidity. The Mediterranean Spurge Plant also hates clay soils and prefers very well drained soils. During the dry summer seasons the plant will appreciate some moisture. However, the Mediterranean Spurge Plant may die if exposed to wet soils especially during winter.
Once flowering has taken place be sure to notice a decrease in the Mediterranean Spurge Plants. In order to encourage new stems to grow ensure to cut off flower stems at the plant base once blooming has taken place.
The Mediterranean Spurge Plant releases a milky sap from broken stems. This sap is irritating to the skin and it is equally poisonous for ingestion. As such, always wear protective gloves whenever dealing with the Mediterranean Spurge Plant to avoid getting into contact with its toxic/poisonous sap. There are no known pests and diseases that affect the Mediterranean Spurge Plant.
The Euphorbia characias wulfenii: Mediterranean Spurge Plant produces green or yellow flowers. The Mediterranean Spurge Plant grows to a height of 35 to 47 inches (90 to 120 cm). It can spread up to 80 to 90 cm or 31 to 35 inches.
The Mediterranean Spurge Plant grows at a medium rate and it is easy to care for.