Euphorbia (Euphorbia fruticosa) in the Euphorbias Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
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
Uses: Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: B (Boron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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.
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Up to 5 cyathia per node, central one maturing first

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Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 4, 2019 6:47 PM

Variable cactiform Euphorbia from middle elevations in Yemen with small, bright yellow cyathia. Multi-ribbed stems and paired spines. Usually well armed. Degree of branching varies depending on the clone. This species is sometimes used for grafting because it is so easy to propagate from cuttings, but it is also prone to sprouting new branches of its own. Not to be confused with E. fruticulosa, a different species.

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