Euphorbia pentagona Seeds

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Euphorbia pentagona is a cactus-like succulent plant in the family Euphorbiaceae that is native to much of Asia, ranging from Pakistan to Taiwan. E. pentagona is a deciduous fleshy shrub or small tree that can reach 20 feet tall in good growing conditions. Plants lose their leaves during the hottest and coldest parts of the year and during extreme drought. Plants readily branch near the apexes. The stems typically consist of 5 to 7 ribs with rounded tubercles each housing stipular spines. Euphorbia pentagona are considered to be easy to grow and propagate making them very popular and widely used in cultivation. Plants prefer well draining soil and to be watered year-round when the soil becomes dry. Euphorbia produces a latex sap that is irritating to the skin, eyes, and GI tracts for mammals. Do not consume any parts of the plant, and avoid getting the latex sap on skin or in the eyes. If exposure occurs, wash the area thoroughly and seek medical attention if rash or irritation persists. Use protective gloves and eye protection when pruning or repotting these plants. Keep away from small children and pets that are at risk of ingesting the plant. Euphorbia pentagona is hardy down to 32°F and can tolerate very mild frosts. It is best to use cold protection in winter if necessary. 

Place the Euphorbia pentagona seeds on the surface of a well draining potting mix. Sprinkle a thin layer of the potting mix over the seeds, just enough to cover them (1/8th inch). Keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet and keep humid. To retain humidity you may want to use plastic food wrap, a resealable bag, or an empty clean food container. Sterilizing the soil mix and planting containers can reduce mold and algae growth, thus improving germination rates. The sterilization step is not required but can be helpful. Keep the seeds between 70°F and 80°F and in a bright, well lit area, but out of direct sunlight. Seed germination typically takes 1 to 3 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination can be slow and sporadic.



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