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Elkhorn, Frilled Fan
Scientific Name: Euphorbia lactea Haw.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Elkhorn, Frilled Fan (Euphorbia  lactea)
Euphorbia lactea 'White Ghost'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy down to 28F (-2C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: India, Sri Lanka, naturalized in the Caribbeans

Growth Habits: Succulent shrub, much branched, up to 7 feet tall (2.1 m)

Watering Needs: Keep dry in winter

Propagation: Stem tip cuttings, monstrose forms may have to be grafted

Elkhorn (Euphorbia lactea), U.S.D.A. Drawing, courtesy Hunt Institute

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

As with all the other Euphorbias, allow the cutting to heal for one week before planting.

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