Sausage Plant (Euphorbia makallensis) in the Euphorbias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Flowers: Inconspicuous
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
Uses: Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Resistances: Drought tolerant
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.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Flowering side faces south

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Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 12, 2018 6:06 PM

Mound-forming succulent Euphorbia with four-sided stems, short paired spines, and small yellow cyathia. Very similar to and easily confused with Euphorbia resinifera, a much more common plant in cultivation. Impressive in old age. From Ethiopia. Do not overwater.

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