The sap contains a latex which is toxic on ingestion and highly irritant externally, causing photosensitive skin reactions and severe inflammation, especially on contact with eyes or open cuts. The toxicity can remain high even in dried plant material
. Prolonged and regular contact with the sap is inadvisable because of its carcinogenic nature
There are no edible uses listed for Euphorbia thomsoniana.
The root is a soap substitute for washing clothes and the hair
The rootstock is crushed and used as a purgative
Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 20°c.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. Other members of the genus prefer a light well-drained moderately rich loam in an open position
. Succeeds in dry soils
Hybridizes with other members of this genus. The ripe seed is released explosively from the seed capsules.
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits.
This genus has been singled out as a potential source of latex (for making rubber) for the temperate zone, although no individual species has been singled out
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Euphorbia thomsoniana. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Euphorbia thomsoniana.
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