Euphorbia susannae

$55.00

Endemic to South Africa, Euphorbia susannae thrives in rocky open plains or sheltered in the shade of taller brush. Its clusters of circular stems often branch to form a half-sphere, giving the whole plant a knobby globe look. In the wild, these plants are sometimes cryptic, meaning most of the plant lives entirely underground with only the tips of its stems pushing through the sandy surface.

Origin

Native South Africa.

Sun

Euphorbia susannae does best in full sun, 4 to 5 hours a day. Avoid intense afternoon sun. Grow outdoors in light shade or indoors in a sunny window with southern exposure and direct sun.

Water

Native to arid and sub-tropical climates, Euphorbia susannae are drought tolerant plants. Water when the soil dries out in the summer and only a few times throughout the winter. Their soil should be allowed to dry out entirely before watering thoroughly. 

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.

Size

Approx. 4-5" tall and 5-6" wide. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape. 

 

Delivery Method

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