Euphorbia (Euphorbia aeruginosa) in the Euphorbias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Toxicity: Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Thorned

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 10, 2018 12:44 PM

Small spiny, shrubby Euphorbia from South Africa. Grows as a multibranched collection of thin blue/green stems, each armed with regular reddish brown spines. Small yellow cyathia appear at the base of the spines. Excellent subject for macro photography, especially in bloom. Grown by some people in miniature gardens. Eventually, given time and space, individual stems will become an amorphous shrubby mass.

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