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Euphorbia submammillaris
Scientific Name: Euphorbia submammillaris A. Berger ex Pax
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia  submammillaris
Euphorbia submammillaris at the Huntington Gardens in March (HBG 65833)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Take little frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 45F (7C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Cape Province)

Growth Habits: Miniature succulent shrub, clumps can be over 20 inches in diameter (50 cm), stems are around 0.5 inches in diameter (1.2 cm), 4 inches long (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular watering from late spring to fall, quite dry in winter. Needs good drainage.


This plant is generally sold as 3 or 4 stems, it is then difficult to imagine how interesting it becomes as a miniature shrub with freely branching 7-10 angled stems.

Euphorbia  submammillaris

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