|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Water Preferences:||Dry Mesic
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
|Plant Height:||2 feet|
|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.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Uses:||Provides winter interest
|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.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 20, 2017 12:15 PM
This variable South African columnar succulent, which may be globose when young, resembles a cactus. Forms in cultivation tend to offset a lot over time near the base. They are easy, rewarding plants in cultivation given excellent drainage and strong light. They are excellent subjects for photography of the stem and especially the cyathia.
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