Homolanthus (Bleeding Heart Spurge) & Euphorbia (Red Spurge)

Bleeding Heart Spurge and Mexican Red Spurge belong to the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) and are ornamental tropical evergreen shrubs with colored foliage. As in all Euphorbiaceae plants will "bleed" a white latex sap if being injured. Care must be taken to avoid any direct contact with the skin or eyes as in several Euphorbiaceae species this sap is extremely irritating. The Samoan species Homolanthus nutans has been traditionally used by the island inhabitants to treat Hepatitis and recent scientific research has given evidence that a substance from the bark may act as a supporting treatment against HIV. Both species offered are ornamental plants for any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep plants slightly drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C throughout the year. Keep pots always in a sunny spot. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 15°C.
10 seeds per package.
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Euphorbia cotinifolia ssp. cotinifolia (Mexican Red Spurge)

Euphorbia cotinifolia ssp. cotinifolia (Mexican Red Spurge)

200 (400)cm, Mexican Red Spurge is an ornamental tropical evergreen shrub from Mexico and has extremely nice, dark purplish-red foliage. Special care must be taken to avoid any contact with the white skin and eye irritating latex sap from injured plants. An easily grown pot plant for any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year and a winter minimum of some 15°C with reduced watering. At lower temperatures plants will shed most leaves and resprout in spring. VI-VIII.

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Homolanthus nutans (Bleeding Heart Spurge)

Homolanthus nutans (Bleeding Heart Spurge)

200 (400)cm, Bleeding Heart Spurge (syn. Homolanthus populifolius) is an ornamental tropical evergreen shrub from the island of Somoa and eastern Australia and has nice foliage turning bright orange-red just before falling. Care must be taken to avoid any contact with the white skin and eye irritating latex sap from injured plants. This species (sometimes spelled Omolanthus nutans) has been traditionally used by the island inhabitants of Somoa to treat Hepatitis. Recent scientific research has given evidence that an extract from the bark may be useful as a supporting treatment against HIV. An easily grown pot plant for any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year and a winter minimum of some 15°C with reduced watering. VI-VIII.

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seed package8411 € 4,99