Euphorbia (Euphorbia iharanae) in the Euphorbias Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Other: Pubescent
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.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
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
Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Critically Endangered
Fuzzy leaves with vein highlights

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Mar 25, 2020 10:57 PM

Small shrubby Euphorbia from Madagascar with somewhat tomentose (furry) leaves bearing intricate vein patterns. Described in 1995, from northeastern Madagascar. Stems are branched and rebranched (with time), with 4-8 bristly ribs and prominent leaf scars. Cyathia are reddish or yellow, closed between bracts, pointing away from the stem.

Similar to E. capmanambatoensis and closely related to the red-flowered E. neohumbertii. Filed within subgenus Euphorbia.

This plant is partly or totally winter deciduous, depending on conditions, but it does not require a winter dormancy in mild climates, and will tolerate some winter rainfall there. Like other relatives of the crown of thorns, it enjoys regular water during summer and benefits from good drainage. An excellent container plant, easily propagated from cuttings as well as seed.

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