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Euphorbia



One of my Euphorbia decaryi var. spirostichas in bloom.


     Euphorbia is a genus of about 2000 plants found worldwide, all possessing a poisonous milky latex. Of these over 800 can be considered succulents. Their habitat ranges from Africa and Madagascar to India. These plants come in an astounding variety of shapes and sizes from low growing cylinder shaped plants to large shrubs and trees. Some are leafless, the leaves being reduced to a thorn like structure. Others produce true leaves and are deciduous in winter and times of drought. Some such as Euphorbia milii (Crown of Thorns) bear small beautiful flower bracts while others have tiny insignificant flower structures known as cyathiums.
     Most Euphorbias are easy to grow in any good cacti mix. They require bright light and moderate watering. In temperate climates like mine, they can be grown in the landscape or garden, but should be potted and protected in colder climates. Many Euphorbias are easily propagated from stem cuttings. Others such as Euphorbia obesa can only be grown from seed.


I have many varieties of Euphorbia.
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Euphorbia
anoplia

Euphorbia
ferox

Euphorbia decaryi
var spirosticha

Euphorbia
grandicornis

Euphorbia
meloformis

Euphorbia
viguieri

Euphorbia
obesa

Euphorbia
pseudocactus

Euphorbia
susannae

Euphorbia
rossii

Euphorbia
horrida

Euphorbia
abyssinica

Euphorbia
resinifera

Euphorbia
suppressa

Euphorbia
ammak

Euphorbia
aeruginosa

Euphorbia
trigona

Euphorbia
platyclada

Euphorbia
knuthii

Euphorbia
lactea

Euphorbia
heterochroma

Euphorbia
baioensis

Euphorbia
"Sunrise"

Euphorbia
mammilaris

Euphorbia
bupleurifolia

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