Euphorbia

Euphorbias are mostly native to Africa and Madagascar, ranging from low-growing succulents to large non-succulent shrubs. Many exude a poisonous milky latex when cut which can damage the eyes and irritate the skin. It is best to use gloves when handling the plant, and then discard them when finished.

CULTIVATION TIPS
Euphorbias are easy plants to grow. Most are summer growers and require regular watering and feeding during the warmer months. Keep them almost completely dry in winter. To maintain their characteristics shapes they need sun or partial sun. Well drained soil and good ventilation are important.

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Euphorbia anoplia Euphorbia anoplia

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Thick cactus-like upright green stems heavily ridged, clumping densely. Red 'lumps' along each ridge and at the apex. Long red-purple spines. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia caput-medusae Euphorbia caput-medusae

Euphorbia caput-medusae

South Africa. ‘Medusa’s Head’. Multiple slender serpent-like stems arise from a short caudex. Growing to 20cm in diameter with masses of tiny yellow flowers. Sun/part sun.

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Euphorbia ferox Euphorbia ferox

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South Africa. Small spiny shrub branching at the base with columnar green stems to 5cm wide bearing numerous reddish spines. Linear ribs. Forms clusters to 60cm in diameter. Sun/part sun.

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Euphorbia horrida Euphorbia horrida

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An unusual, highly desirable Euphorbia forming globular stems to more than 8" in diameter and over 1' in height. The grey-green stems are studded with thick thorns. Sun / part sun.

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Euphorbia horrida (min USA) Euphorbia horrida (min USA)

Euphorbia horrida (min USA)

A smaller form of Euphorbia horrida above with globular grey-green stems studded with thick thorns. Sun / part sun.

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Euphorbia mammillaris f variegata Euphorbia mammillaris f variegata

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South Africa. Silvery grey-green cactus-like stems armed with white spines. The stems become flushed with pink in winter. Tiny red and orange flowers are borne at the tip of each stem. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia milii hybrid Euphorbia milii hybrid

Euphorbia milii hybrid

An open, slow-growing shrub to 1.5m with dark green succulent leaves and long thorns. Lemon flowers throughout the year. Sun/part sun.

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Euphorbia submammillaris v pfersdorfii Euphorbia submammillaris v pfersdorfii

Euphorbia submammillaris v pfersdorfii

A dense mass of slender bright green branching stems to 20cm high. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia tirucalii 'Firestciks' Euphorbia tirucalii 'Firestciks'

Euphorbia tirucalii 'Firestciks'

Slender multi-branching stems to 1.5m high. Changes to orange/red in winter. Part sun/light shade.







Euphorbia trigona Euphorbia trigona

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‘African Milk Tree’. An unusual species with angled stems to 1 metre tall. Tiny, round, bright green leaves along each stem ridge. Sharp spikes. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia trigona f rubra Euphorbia trigona f rubra

Euphorbia trigona f rubra

A red form of Euphrobia trigona with angled stems to 40cm tall. Tiny, round, red leaves along each stem ridge. Sharp spikes. The white sap can irritate skin and eyes. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia unknown (1) Euphorbia unknown (1)

Euphorbia unknown (1)

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This section lists plants that are either rare and available only occasionally on our One of a Kind page, or those that are currently being propagated to build up numbers for sale.


Euphorbia aeruginosa Euphorbia aeruginosa

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Branching columns of whitish-blue mottled with pink/purple. To 20cm tall. Bright yellow flowers along each stem in winter. The white sap can irritate skin and eyes. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia decaryi Euphorbia decaryi

Euphorbia decaryi

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Euphorbia dulcis

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Euphorbia flanaganii cristata Euphorbia flanaganii cristata

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Euphorbia globosa (Haworth) Sims, 1826 Euphorbia globosa (Haworth) Sims, 1826

Euphorbia globosa (Haworth) Sims, 1826

Weird globular, segmented 'fingers' arising from a caudiciform base. To 10cm tall and up to 30cm in diameter.Large yellow-green star-shaped flowers on long stalks.

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Euphorbia gorgonis Euphorbia gorgonis

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A rare plant with short tuberculate branches, that turn red in strong light. Light shade/shade.

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Euphorbia horrida 'Striata' Euphorbia horrida 'Striata'

Euphorbia horrida 'Striata'

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Euphorbia lactea crested Euphorbia lactea crested

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Euphorbia lactea f cristata is an monstrous form of the more common Euphorbia lactea with fan-shaped crested green branches forming a snaky ridge or crowded cluster. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia lactea 'Grey Ghost' crested Euphorbia lactea 'Grey Ghost' crested

Euphorbia lactea 'Grey Ghost' crested

This is a monstrous form of the more common Euphorbia lactea 'Grey Ghost' with fan-shaped crested silvery-white branches mottled with pink forming a snaky ridge or crowded cluster. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia lactea 'Rosea' crested Euphorbia lactea 'Rosea' crested

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This is a monstrous form of the more common Euphorbia lactea 'Grey Ghost' with fan-shaped crested silvery-white branches ridged with bright pink forming a crowded cluster. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia lactea 'Ruby' crested Euphorbia lactea 'Ruby' crested

Euphorbia lactea 'Ruby' crested

This is a monstrous form of the more common Euphorbia lactea 'Grey Ghost' with fan-shaped crested silvery-white branches ridged with deep purple forming a crowded cluster. Part sun/light shade.

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Euphorbia 'Lipstick' Euphorbia 'Lipstick'

Euphorbia 'Lipstick'

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Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake' Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake'

Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake'

This beauty forms a ribbed chunky columnar plant chalky white in colour with shiny red protuberances. The white sap can irritate skin and eyes. (South Africa). Sun/part sun.

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Euphorbia pugniformis Euphorbia pugniformis

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A rare plant with short thick tuberculate branches. Light shade/shade. Sun/part sun.

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