|Posted by Reine (Porter, Texas - Zone 9a) on Nov 5, 2014 1:21 PM
Euphorbia francoisii is a caudex growing plant from Madagascar. This small plant grows best in a light, fast draining soil mix. Propagation has been easy using stem cuttings and seeds.
Though it flowers spring through fall for me, nature does not always pollinate the flowers (Cynthia) for me. I haven't tried pollinating them myself.
The flowers vary in color. I have seen pale green, pale yellow and a mix of green-yellow. The leaf color can also vary between plants. Some plants have a silvery touch to the green leaves, while others have a white or cream touch. Grown in direct sun, the leaves will turn reddish to burgundy.
This is an easy to grow succulent. Do not let it freeze. Do not let the soil stay wet. I water often during the growing season, spring through fall, and water sparingly, maybe once a month, in the winter. Sometimes I just mist them.
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