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Gopher Plant
Scientific Name: Euphorbia biglandulosa Desf.
Synonym: Euphorbia rigida
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Gopher Plant (Euphorbia  biglandulosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24, 31, 32
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Resistant in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Africa

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 3 to 5 feet across (1.5 to 2.5 m)

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Seeds (will self seed if in good conditions), division

As with the other Euphorbias, its sap is poisonous. The stems should be removed when they die back or become floppy after setting seeds. New stems will grow.

Gopher Plant (Euphorbia  biglandulosa)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow to pinkish flowers in late winter to early spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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