You will need
- - pot
- - soil for cactus plants
- - drainage
- - water
- - potassium permanganate
- - thick gloves or mittens
- - material for wrapping plants
Transplant the milkweed best in spring or early summer, when it starts the vegetation period. Young plants once a year, adults – every 2-3 years. Before transplanting, the plant should be watered. The earth will soften and will be easier to remove the plant.
In a new pot put drainage. This will suit large stones. They will weight the pot and will not let him fall. The root system of the spurge develops close to the surface, and at sufficient height the plant may collapse. Given the characteristics of the development of the root system, it is better to choose a wide and flat pot. In a large deep pot Euphorbia begin to reach up.
Sprinkle a little soil suitable for cactus plants, leaving a hole for the roots. The soil, you can prepare yourself. Mix equal parts sand, sod, peat, leaf soil and brick chips. The main condition – good breathability. To prevent disease, add charcoal.
Wrap the milkweed thick cloth or thick paper, taking care not to damage the spikes and thorns. Wear thick gloves, slightly dug into the top layer of soil and try to grasp the lower part of the trunk where there are no thorns. With someone's help, keep the soil a bit, remove the plant from the pot. If not, you can carefully put the Euphorbia to the side and through the drainage hole of the pot to push earthen wand.
Loosen the roots from the old soil and put the plant into a new pot. Fill the remaining area with new soil, hold the plant at the base. You can further strengthen the barrel, lined it with stones. This will reduce the risk of falling.
Before watering a few days wait, the roots need to settle down. The water for irrigation add a bit of manganese, it promotes better rooting.
Milkweed is a poisonous plant! At the slightest damage begins to stand out a milky SAP which can cause severe burns of the mucous membranes. So be sure to protect your hands and protect the plant from injury. Eliminate the presence of children and Pets.
If the transplant a little heel in the base of the trunk, then after some time there will be side branches. The plant is more bushy and less stretched in height.