Euphorbia trichadenia


A rare find, the Euphorbia trichadenia is a dwarf succulent that can be found along riversides in southern Africa. The “trunk” of this plant is a large caudex, or exposed, bulbous root that stores water for long periods of drought. Pale yellow flowers bloom from the crown, the leaves are narrow and quickly deciduous as the grow season ends.

Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Planter is not included. Plant ships bare root.

Euphorbia meloformis is native to the eastern Cape Providence of South Africa, mostly found between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown.


Euphorbia trichadenia does best in full sun, at least 5 to 8 hours a day. Avoid intense afternoon sun. Grow outdoors in light shade or indoors in a sunny window with southern exposure and direct sun.


Thanks to their large caudex, Euphorbia trichadenia are drought tolerant plants. Water thoroughly when the soil dries out. When you do water, fully drench the soil. Do not water during the winter months.

Tula's Tip

All Euphorbia plants contain a poisonous sap that is toxic if ingested and highly irritant if contacted with skin. Keep out of reach of pets and children. Wear gloves and take care when handling this plant.. Fertilize: These plants do not require much fertilization. To give them a boost during the growing season fertilizer once monthly with a fertilizer formulated specifically for cacti and succulents. Only fertilize during the spring and summer. Cut back on fertilizing entirely during the winter months.


Approx. 3" tall and 3" at the widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.



Delivery Method

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