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Euphorbia intisy - Drake

Common Name Intisy, Pencil Plant
Family Euphorbiaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards In almost all cases, the latex found in Euphorbia species is toxic on ingestion and highly irritant externally, causing photosensitive skin reactions and severe inflammation, especially when it comes into contact with eyes or open cuts[200 ].
Habitats Dry bushland[338 ].
Range Africa - Madagascar.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Tender Well drained soil Semi-shade Full sun
Euphorbia intisy Intisy, Pencil Plant


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Euphorbia intisy Intisy, Pencil Plant
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Euphorbia intisy is an evergreen Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry soil and can tolerate drought. The plant is not wind tolerant.

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Synonyms

Tirucalia intisy (Drake) P.V.Heath

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

A high-quality rubber is obtained from the latex[317 ].

Cultivation details

Management: Coppice  Regional Crop

An easy species to grow that is suited for any well drained soil in full sun. But young plant are happy growing indoors, where they can easily reach the ceiling. Use an airy growing medium of non organic material such us clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat or leaf-mould. Water regularly during the active growing season. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep almost completely dry in winter. It is a moderately fast grower quickly become large landscape plant in just 3-5 years. Strong winds cause permanent scarring. Fast growing and long lived once established. It can tolerate moderate shade.

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Propagation

Seed

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Pencil Plant, Pencil Cactus, Rubber Hedge Euphorbia.

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Africa, Australia, East Africa, Madagascar, Tasmania.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Status: Least Concern

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