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Euphorbia fruticosa
Scientific Name: Euphorbia fruticosa Engelm.
Synonym:
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia  fruticosa Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 28F (-2C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Yemen

Growth Habits: Succulent shrub, branching at the bas, up to 20 inches tall (50 cm), with 10 to 13 ribs

Watering Needs: No water from November to March

Propagation: Cuttings


As with the other Euphorbias, its sap is poisonous. It grows rapidly from cuttings, and is often used as grafting stock. A 'blue' form is available (picture 2).

Euphorbia  fruticosa

Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 40F (4C).

Blooming Habits:
Monoecious, bright yellow cyathias

Fruiting Habits:

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