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Silver Thicket
Scientific Name: Euphorbia stenoclada Baill.
Synonym: Euphorbia cirsioides, Euphorbia insulae-europae
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Silver Thicket (Euphorbia  stenoclada) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, keep preferably inside

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Madagascar (Toliara)

Growth Habits: Evergreen succulent shrub or tree, up to 20 feet tall (6 m)

Watering Needs:


The sap of this Euphorbia is generally not irritating on the skin, but avoid putting any in your mouth or eyes.

Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 50F (10C).

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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