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Euphorbia amygdaloides Red Velvet

Scientific Name : Euphorbia amygdaloides
Common Name : Spurge
Hardiness Zone : 6a - 10b
Hardiness Degree : -10°F (-23°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Shade Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Height : 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
Width : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun
General Information : Maintains its bold red color through Summer heat and intensifies further in the Fall.
Idea & Tips : Thrives on full sun and well-drained soils.
Grower Information
  • Strong, striking red foliage survives Summer heat and intensifies into Fall; sparks Summer and Fall programs and sales.
  • Perfect for container gardens and landscapes.
  • Thrives in full sun and well-drained soils.
Protection InformationPP27,387
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Florensis, B.V.
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500-1,000 ppm IBA
      50-75 ppm N
      Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
      35-42 days after sticking
      Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C). Remove flowers in propagation.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      Nights: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Beneficial; aids bulking.
      Short day obligate
      Allow media to dry regularly between watering.
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 100 to 125 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Watch for powdery mildew in Fall. White fly, spider mites
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 16-19 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 19-22 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      March to May

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