Flower bed and balcony plants

Caring for magic snow – the long-lasting bloomer without great demands

Magic snow is still a relatively young type of balcony plant, which impresses with a rich abundance of flowers from May to the first frost. Tiny, white bracts picturesquely frame the blossoms of the spurge family. The filigree Euphorbia is absolutely easy to care for and robust, heat and drought tolerant. This makes it easy to understand how the plant has become a favorite of many gardeners in just a few years. Anyone who has had magic snow on the balcony and in the garden for a season will no longer want to do without the bed and balcony plant. From mid-May, the robust plant can be planted on the bed, in the window box, in the cemetery, in bowls or hanging baskets. Like gypsophila, the novelty fits into any planting and can thus support classic white combinations or in combination with strong red,

At which location does magic snow feel most comfortable?

Magic snow prefers a sunny place with well-drained and humus-rich soil. The ornamental plant can be planted out in the garden or on the balcony from mid-May, but it is not hardy. The flowering plant also thrives in semi-shade, but growth and abundance of flowers are somewhat lower here. It is important that the plant establishes itself well at the location and forms new roots, then even dry phases are no problem for the all-rounder.

How do I plant my magic snow

Planting or repotting the balcony plant is optimal, because magic snow can only continue to develop with a larger volume of soil. If the plant is left in the culture vessel, it will flower, but growth and a lush abundance of flowers are not to be expected. Plant the balcony plant in a larger container, the balcony box or directly in the ground. It is important that structurally stable potting soil with good water storage capacity and sufficient long-term fertilizer is used. Water the balcony plant thoroughly before planting and place the potted ball in the prepared planting hole with special soil. Water the plant well immediately after planting or repotting.

Our gardening tip: Diamond Frost grows bushy, reaches a height of 30 to 50 cm and a spread of up to 30 to 40 cm. This must be taken into account when planting. A planting distance of 25 to 30 cm is ideal.

How do I properly care for my magic snow

A humus-rich and well-drained soil is essential for Diamond Forest to thrive. Special care is not necessary because the seasonal plant grows bushy and branches out. Cleaning is not necessary either, the plant is self-cleaning, so to speak. Magic snow is an absolutely easy-care and rewarding plant with great effectiveness without much effort and work.

How do I pour my magic snow correctly?

Diamond Frost is easy to care for and does not require much watering. It is important that the ornamental plant is watered well immediately after planting and watered as needed in the first few weeks. This means that depending on the temperature and direction, watering is necessary every 2 to 3 days. Once the miracle of flowers has gained a foothold and enough new roots have formed, even a brief drought will be forgiven. Waterlogging should always be avoided. Daily watering may be necessary in midsummer and in full sun. The volume of soil available to the seasonal plant is also important for the watering interval.

How do I properly fertilize my magic snow

For lush growth, the magic snow needs a continuous supply of fertilizer. The use of long-term fertilizer when planting is ideal. This takes care of the plants for the first few weeks. Depending on the potting soil and initial fertilization, additional fertilization will be necessary from the end of June. This can be in the form of liquid fertilizer, granulated fertilizer or fertilizer sticks. Dose the fertilizer according to the package information. Note that the fertilizer should never be applied to dry soil, otherwise root damage can occur.

In addition to the Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ as a so-called unfilled variety, new breeds with filled flowers are also available. These are characterized by a significantly more intense color effect, but grow weaker, more compact and not as loose as the unfilled species.

FAQ — Frequently asked questions about Magic Snow

Diamond Frost blooms sparsely?

A lack of or sparse flowering can be the result of a too shady location or too little fertilization. The willingness to flower decreases even in autumn when the temperatures are lower and there is less light.

Which plants are suitable for combining with magic snow?

  • All balcony plants that prefer the sun are ideal.
  • The plants should have similar water requirements.

Examples of combinations are: two-toothed, hussar’s head, blue daisy, loyal to men, geraniums, purple bells and much more

Can Diamond Frost be winterized?

Overwintering in a bright location with temperatures of 10 to 15 °C is possible. In most cases, the plants no longer develop as luxuriantly in the second year and buying a new one makes more sense.

Can magic snow be multiplied?

Magic snow can be multiplied by offshoots. For this purpose, 10 cm long shoots are cut in late summer and placed in a pot with soil. After 3 to 4 weeks, the plants have formed new roots and are overwintered indoors at 15 °C and with sufficient light.

Is magic snow poisonous?

As a member of the spurge family, magic snow contains a milky plant sap. This emerges when a shoot is broken off and is used for wound healing. Avoid the juice as it is considered toxic and can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

Are magic snow flowers used by insects?

Due to the simple flower shape and long flowering period, gypsophila provides a valuable food source for bees, butterflies and other insects for many weeks.