Euphorbia amygdaloides Ruby Glow

Euphorbia amygdaloides Ruby Glow

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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow' is an eye-catching perennial plant prized for its vibrant foliage and compact growth habit. This cultivar, a member of the Euphorbiaceae family, is known for its ornamental appeal and low-maintenance nature, making it a popular choice for Australian gardens and landscapes.

Height and Width

  • Height: Typically grows to a height of 30 to 45 centimeters when mature.
  • Width: Spreads out to a width of about 30 to 45 centimeters.

Soil Type

  • Soil Preference: 'Ruby Glow' prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a sandy or loamy texture. It can tolerate a range of soil pH levels, from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, but performs best in soil that is rich in organic matter.

Plant Description

  • Foliage: The plant features lance-shaped leaves that are dark green in color with vibrant red markings along the margins and veins. The foliage has a glossy texture and is adorned with striking hues of red and green, creating a glowing effect that adds visual interest and texture to the plant.
  • Growth Habit: 'Ruby Glow' has a compact, mounding growth habit with dense branching and a rounded form. It typically forms a low, bushy mound that fills in quickly, providing a colorful and attractive accent in garden beds and containers.

Flower Description

  • Flowers: 'Ruby Glow' produces clusters of small, inconspicuous flowers in spring to early summer. The flowers are borne in terminal clusters atop the foliage and are surrounded by colorful bracts that complement the vibrant foliage. While the flowers themselves are not particularly showy, they add to the overall ornamental appeal of the plant.

Cultivation and Care

  • Watering: Provide regular watering during the establishment period to encourage deep root development. Once established, 'Ruby Glow' is moderately drought-tolerant and requires minimal supplemental watering, except during prolonged dry periods or hot weather.
  • Sunlight: 'Ruby Glow' prefers full sun to partial shade. It thrives in bright, sunny conditions and requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and foliage coloration.
  • Temperature: 'Ruby Glow' is well-suited to the Australian climate and thrives in warm, temperate regions. It can tolerate heat and drought once established but may benefit from protection during extreme heatwaves or prolonged dry spells.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to maintain shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and promote airflow within the canopy. 'Ruby Glow' responds well to light pruning and can be shaped into a more compact form if desired.
  • Fertilising: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser formulated for flowering shrubs and perennials in spring to promote healthy growth and foliage coloration.

Additional Notes

  • Pests and Diseases: 'Ruby Glow' is relatively resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to fungal diseases such as powdery mildew in humid conditions. Monitor regularly and treat promptly if issues arise.
  • Uses: Ideal for use as a colorful accent or border plant in gardens, containers, and mixed plantings. 'Ruby Glow' adds texture, color, and visual interest to outdoor spaces, providing year-round beauty with minimal care and maintenance.