Euphorbia (Euphorbia francoisii) in the Euphorbias Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
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.
Underground structures: Caudex
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: Monoecious
Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Critically Endangered
Madagascarian Caudiciform

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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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