Euphorbia aeruginosa


Euphorbia aeruginosa is a dwarf, spiny shrubbing plant from South Africa, where it grows within rock crevices. Prized for its blue/gray/green branches covered in rows of bright red spikes. In late winter or early spring, the spikes take on a less intimidating appearance as the branch tips blossom in delicate yellow flowers.

Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Plant ships bare root. Soil included according to plant size.

Native South Africa.


Euphorbia aeruginosa do best with a few hours of direct sun in the morning or late afternoon. Filtered light through a sheer curtain (partial shade) during the sun’s peak hours will keep this plant from bleaching. Avoid intense afternoon sun. Grow outdoors in light shade or indoors in a sunny window with southern exposure and direct sun.


Water thoroughly during the hot summer months. Let the soil somewhat dry out between waterings. During the winter months, water only when the soil becomes completely dry. Cold temperatures, low light and wet soil can lead to root or stem rot. 

Tula's Tip

Euphorbia aeruginosa can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take great care when cutting these plants as they contain a sap that can be highly irritant if contacted with skin. Allow cuttings to callous for several days before dusting with rooting hormone and placing in soil. Fertilize: These plants do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.


Small measures 4" diameter grow pot. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape. 


Delivery Method

Nationwide shipping, NYC delivery and pickup available. Delivered Bare root