Euphorbia Characias

Euphorbia Characias plant will be a perfect option to give a frantic your garden.  One of its best things is that its bluish-green leaves will remain fresh throughout the year. In short, it’s a cute evergreen plant. Thus plant looks nice but it has a flaw that lies in its fleshy textured leaves. This plant is highly toxic to plants and animals. It is recommended to keep your pets away from this plant.

Suitable environment : This will do its best in well-drained and moist soil.

Blooming season :

Its blooming seasons are

  • Late spring
  • Summer

Colour: Its leaves are mostly bluish-green and its flowers are bright yellow.

Size: Its height is approximately 90cm.


This pretty plant is native to the following regions

  • Southern Europe
  • Turkey
  • Balkans

Family: This plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family.

Plant Type:  This is an evergreen plant that produces flowers in late spring and summer. 

Sun exposure : This plant always performs well in full sun.

Watering needs : In the blooming season, this plant requires frequent watering. So it’s recommended to water the plant thrice a week for its proper growth and beautiful blooming of flowers.

Fragrance : It doesn’t have any fragrances.

Maintenance : This is a tension-free tantrum-free plant. It doesn’t require much care and maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How toxic Euphorbia characias is?

This is an extremely toxic plant. It produces milk like whitish liquid or latex that can cause severe irritation to the eyes. Its also very poisonous for the skin and can cause irritation, itching and redness.

Can I grow this plant through cuttings?

Yes, it is very easy to regrow baby plants through cuttings.  Put small cuttings of this plant in a well moist pot and it will start growing within few weeks. After that, you can easily transfer it to another place.

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